Aloha I am Chuck Harvey. I come from a small town in the high desert of Arizona. My first real taste
of the ocean was when I moved to Hawaii in 1997. Upon arrival I had found a job in the tourism business
working on a boat as a Japanese/English guide and underwater videographer (among other things). Since
1998 I have been primarily involved in the development and education of Hawaii's tourists to the Hawaiian
Spinner Dolphin and other ocean life on the Waianae Coast (west side of Oahu). Through this education
I have personally learned many of the habits, behaviors, and a good sense of how a lot these wonderful
sea creatures react (or ignore) certain situations.
At the end of 2003 I was presented with an opportunity to put this education to the test. So I embarked
on this new challenge trying to document and capture the beauty above and below the oceans surface.
This ongoing education finds new challenges and discoveries for me everyday.
I feel that my being at the right place at the right time can give you a window into the many amazing
moments that I have been witness to. I hope in some way you feel that you were there too. Because of
the nature of my business I do not have much time to "enhance" my pictures. When I take a picture underwater
there is a tint (even though my eyes see one thing, the camera sees it slightly different) that I take
out and in doing so the picture returns to what I have seen underwater. I also like the sepia medium.
I feel that the picture is good enough but the color just is not there, so I find sepia makes it work