Click to preview The Hula of Pele Tiki Hartman photo book

Tiki Hartman's life of hula as told through the photographs from her archives.
Tiki was one of the first to perform hula in Japan after World War II, teaching the Japanese musicians how to play Hawaiian music,
one of the first women to perform the fire sword dance, walked on fire, and even twirled fire lighted poi balls.

A Hula Dancer

Flowers in her hair,
Moonlight on her face,
Dancing here and there,
Moving hands with hula grace.

Stories young and old,
Embracing all as they are told,
A hula Dancer is Hawai'i.

Everything that is Hawai'i
can be told by a hula dancer.

Everything that is Hawai'i
was Aunty Tiki to me.

-Keoni Atkinson

Compiled by Randy Magnus, captions by her daughter, Lani Lee.


About the Author

Randy Magnus
randymagnus Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, USA

Randy Magnus grew up in the Central Valley farmlands of California, and saw the cultural diversity that came into the area as the population grew. He learned to celebrate what the different cultures had to offer in the arts, food, and lifestyles.
With his cameras Randy would document the cultural celebrations, showing the pride in what sets each culture apart, perserving a part of their unique heritage to share with others.

Randy Magnus has work in several museums, including MOMA in New York City, the Oakland Museum, and the Achenbach Print Collection at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco.
He has had one-man shows in San Francisco, New York, and Amsterdam.


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