About Jordan Naholowa’a Murph

“I love looking at pictures. I love making pictures. I love that every image is different. I love that photography isn’t easy for me. I love the technical and logistical issues. I love connecting with people I’m photographing. I love sharing pictures. I love that photographs are special to people. I love that pictures encapsulate feelings, memories, and time. I love that photography has taken me to cool places. I love that I’ve made so many wonderful friends and family because of photography. I love that photography is inspiring and it’s impossible to be done with it. I just love photography.”

Jordan Samuel Naholowa’a Murph is a photographer and technician from Hilo, Hawai’i that is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His ongoing personal work and kuleana (responsibility, duty), Hawai’i Piha, documenting pure Kanaka Maoli (pure Native Hawaiians), has been his focus since 2010.