21 Jun Richard Marks Photographs Love
“On December 2, 2013, same sex marriage was legalized in Hawaii. Upon hearing that great news, my friends and I on Maui, as well as my friends in the San Francisco Bay area all launched into a wild ecstatic dance of celebration! I recently photographed a full day gay wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House just a few miles from Lahaina. There was not a dry eye during the wedding ceremony and my tears of joy kept fogging up the eyepiece on my camera, I absolutely loved shooting that wedding, and we had a blast together!”
Richard Marks entered my life through mutual friends when I first moved to Maui. We were in the same dance community. I remember seeing his photography on the cover of Maui Vision Magazine and recognizing how soulful it was. I don’t recall how our first photo shoot evolved, but over the years I have been very lucky to collaborate with Richard on many creative projects.
Richard has photographed me for all of my artist promotional photos.
We have worked together in my studio, at the beach, on lava rocks, in rivers and the jungle.
We celebrated my Dad turning 80 with a family photo shoot by Richard. It was the one and only time my entire family has been together here on Maui. I treasure those photos every day.
When it came time to photograph my Permission Apparel shirt designs for the new website, I wanted Richard’s eye and energy involved. I am so grateful he said yes. Richard has captured the positive, fun, sexy, empowered and open heart spirit of my new business.
Richard has gone above and beyond the call of duty on so many shoots. He even fell in a river backwards while shooting pictures of me a few years ago. Somehow every part of him was submerged in water accept for his camera held high above his head…I will never forget that amazing save! My point is…Richard is a dream to work with and be photographed by.
He is a deeply heart centered human with a passion for making art out of everything and everyone he photographs. His creative and positive mind will have you playfully enjoying every moment of your time with him. Richard is highly intuitive and able to communicate visually a deep sense of who his subject is.
Richard wears my Love is Love T shirt proudly. He is an advocate for same sex marriage and celebrates the opportunity to offer his wedding photography to this growing community of brides and grooms.
Mahalo Richard for helping me birth my mermaid visions for Permission Apparel!
Richard MarksPosted at 11:02h, 23 June
Mahalo for the sweet blog post filled with positive feedback and appreciation for my work Christina. I always enjoy the shoots I do with the world class fellow artist you truly are! I am holding the ongoing vision that Permission Apparel will bring wild success your way on all levels!
Wishing you only the very best!
Loren ClivePosted at 20:34h, 23 June
What compelling images of love! Richard, that shot of you in the waves, water man. Thanks for sharing.
Eva RibertsPosted at 22:33h, 23 June
Yes, Richard tenderly holds a great reverence for the presence of beauty in his heart, which breathes and blossoms in his work. I am looking forward to adding his photos to my website. May your creative offering of the new clothing line fly on. blessed wings, Christina!
Linda SlavekPosted at 23:12h, 23 June
Richard is an amazing person as well as a first class photographer.!!!!Best of luck to you with your new apparel business!
Pamela PollandPosted at 23:46h, 23 June
I agree – the shot of Richard in the water shows his total dedication to his craft, plus itʻs sexy 🙂 Thank you, Christina for honoring one of Mauiʻs finest photographers. I love your mermaid themed tʻs and tanks – Iʻm sure Iʻll be a customer soon!! Aloha!
MeShell BatsPosted at 00:10h, 24 June
What a lovely celebration of love and life. Both have passion and joy in doing the things they love. Gorgeous photos and talent from a amazingly gifted photographer. Blessings to you for creating a beautiful new clothing line for all to enjoy!
Barry SultanoffPosted at 01:05h, 24 June
I am familiar with Richard’s amazing talent as a photographer–and his character as a man.. In these superb images one can feel the photographer”s strong love for the subject. How glorious to celebrate the diversity of human love in this way!❤️
Anjali AndersonPosted at 15:27h, 05 August
Richard is an amazing photographer. His connection to spirit and love for his craft comes through his images. Your clothing line looks beautiful. I wish you all the best.