This is Where is inspired by how a specific place can remind you of a person or an event. For me, Hanauma Bay brings to mind the seemingly endless view of the Pacific Ocean. Kaʻena Point will always remind me of the night we partied under the stars. All of these places make-up “home.” Moreover, this project reflects how idyllic moments can romanticize these places over time.
Each layout is structured with a map grid and a topographic outlines of each location. The vivid photographs allude to the line between reality vs. romanticism and realism vs. idealism.