Lenny Kaholo Ushidate is a freelance photographer, marine activist and freediver from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
His work has appeared in Midweek, Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaiʻi Luxury Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, and displayed in galleries such as the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaiʻi Pacific University's Art Gallery, the Arts at Mark's Garage and the Aria Art Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Currently Lenny is founding the Alternative Conservation Foundation™, a non-profit that uses analog photographic processes to support marine conservation efforts.
His preferred medium is called Tintypes and was invented in 1851 as part of the Wetplate Collodion process. Wetplate is a demanding, hands-on process that requires the use of dangerous chemicals, large cameras and portable darkrooms. Because the plate is touched multiple times during the exposure, each image exhibits unique traces of human handling. And because no negative is involved, each plate is one of a kind.
Lenny is available for commissions worldwide and is best contacted at email@example.com