Andrew Richard Hara’s photography is relentless in the pursuit of capturing distinctive images of planet Earth. Marked by a strong play of forces between environment and human-made structures, his work is grounded in beauty and yet inextricably linked to the contemporary influences of technology. His photographs focus on the contrast of light and darkness, inviting the viewer to inhabit the indescribable, visceral presence between objects and moments.
Hara is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he earned a photography and digital imaging degree, with honors, in 2009. After architectural, forensic and fine-art photography work with mainland business, government agencies, and the American Institute of Architecture, he returned home to Hawaii Island to reconnect with his birthplace and to apply his education and expertise to be of service to the community he grew up in.
Passionate focus helps to represent culture, science, and the environment through photography, videography, strategic marketing, and strategic partnerships. Andrew develops marketing content and strategies for small businesses, non-profits, and the government sector to help create sustainable, thriving models of business in the State of Hawaii. Being able to see the strengths and weaknesses of any business is how we can best support our community's warmth and deep culture of people and place.
Hara’s current client list includes National Geographic Society, NASA, Department of Defense, CERN, Vanity Fair, BBC, Time Magazine, United States Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Arc’teryx, Alpa of Switzerland, Phase One Digital Camera Systems, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hana Hou! Magazine, Four Seasons Resorts, W. M. Keck Observatory, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, and the Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests.
Portrait by: Rebecca Pang