About the Book
Shane's collection of surf photos and ocean scenery in their most artistic form on the islands of Maui in Hawai'i, U.S.A. and Tahiti, French Polynesia during the years of 2012-2013. His photos combined with his poetry have come together here.
'aru rahi o te moana means great waves of the ocean in Tahitian.
Shane is an island photographer in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The ocean has always seem to have captured his attention. All of the cities he has lived in, with the exception of his hometown(Sacramento, CA) have been ocean-side. He lived in Pensacola, FL, Tokyo, Japan, San Francisco, CA, Tahiti, French Polynesia and now resides in Maui Hawaii. He also loves to surf. His fascination with the Japanese thunder God Raijin(rye-gin), Polynesian tattoo, and his love for photography have come together at Raijin Photo. Currently he shoots from Maui, Hawaii and Tahiti, French Polynesia.