Elisa Chang: Think, Pair, Share
By Audreen Hiram and Erika Monis
Change, Elise. 808/Hawaiian Holiday, 2014. Honolulu Art Museum, Honolulu. Instagram. Photography. 14 Jan 2014.
They are similar because most of the photos are of subjects taken outdoors. They are different because the photos from Hawaiian Holiday seem more rushed and taken without looking for something. The photos from the article are of mostly of tourists doing tourist-y things.
Chang, Elise. Waikiki Tourist, 2014. Honolulu Art Museum, Honolulu. Instagram. Photography. 14 Jan. 2016.
We noticed her face first, then the chair, and then the knife…The chair complements the mat she is sitting on but it also provides contrast to her tan skin tone which makes her the focus; along with that knife.
If it is a series, there will most likely be a theme of which the photos will be centered around. There has to be something within the image or the meaning of the image to bind a connection between all of them. These photos are about tourists within the tourist hub of Waikiki. It represents Waikiki’s odd but special nature that draws people from everywhere to walk around and relax. It shows the human aspect of Waikiki’s environment; what we do to relax, have fun, etc. As residents of Hawai’i, many of us know that theres more beauty and fun beyond the hub but Waikiki is seen as the ideal paradise.