2017 Contemporary Photography in Hawaii
Nice surprise to see my photograph "Facing the Future" along with " Hamburger" by Berkeley Fowler, used for the 2017 Contemporary Photography in Hawaii announcement poster. This years event, which is organized by Pacific New Media,will take place from August 3rd through 26th at The Arts at Marks Garage in downtown Honolulu.
New TRANSPAC Design
for Waikiki Yacht Club
Noumea, New Caledonia
"Sea Green into Blue" Original Painting by Phil Uhl
Andemic Art Gallery, New Caledonia
On my way home from my last trip to Sydney, I stopped in Noumea, New Caledonia which is located about 900 miles east of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. During my stay, I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Morarin, director of the Andemic Art Gallery which is located in the Le Meridian Hotel. The Gallery features works from local and international artists with a common theme being the brilliant colours from the island and the sea that surrounds.
New Caledonia is home to the worlds largest lagoon, most of which is designated as a World Heritage Site. The largest city, Noumea, is a modern metropolis of just under 200 thousand residents, and home to more sailboats than Hawaii -which is 5 times larger. I was impressed with the quality and variety of the collection that Eric has chosen for his establishment, and thought some of my images would be a good fit. Eric thought so as well so we have agreed to have the Andemic Art Gallery represent my work in New Caledonia.
Sir Ben Ainslie and crew with the ACWS Trophy
Land Rover BAR wins final ACWS in Japan
Flew to Fukuoka Japan in November on assignment for Latitude 38 in San Francisco, and the Japanese Press Service in Honolulu. Fukuoka was the final stop for the America’s Cup World Series circuit that started in 2015. The teams have raced in Portsmouth GBR, Gothenburg SWE, Bermuda, Muscat, Oman, New York City, USA, Chicago, USA, Portsmouth GBR, and Toulon FRA, as well. The racing in Japan was the first time an America’s Cup event has ever been held in Asian waters. The Series features the America’s Cup teams racing in foiling, AC45 catamarans which are slightly smaller than the boats that will compete in the actual America's Cup. The ACWS is an early opportunity to gain points that carry forward into the next stage of the competition in Bermuda in 2017.
Land Rover BAR – the British challenge headed by Ben Ainslie, won both the Fukuoka event, as well as the overall America’s Cup World Series. Land Rover BAR finished the series with 512 points, 19 points ahead of Oracle Team USA, the two-time defending America's Cup champions, in second place. Emirates Team New Zealand came in third with 493 points.
Thousands were on hand to see the first America's Cup event in Japan.
By taking first place in the overall ACWS, Ainslie and crew have earned two bonus points to take into the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers to be held in Bermuda. Second place, ORACLE TEAM USA, takes one bonus point.
Ainslie, is attempting to return the America's Cup to England -it's historical birthplace, where it was lost in 1851. The America' Cup is the oldest trophy in all of sports and was originally called the One Hundred Sovereign Cup. It was renamed after the schooner America won it by beating the best sailing vessels in all of England in a race around the Isle of Wight. The Americans took it across the Atlantic to the New York Yacht Club where it remained until the 1983 America's Cup.
Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) foiling past the crowd in Hakata Bay
ACWS Fukuoka Final Results
1. Land Rover BAR — 75
2.Artemis Racing — 75
3.ORACLE TEAM USA — 70
4. Emirates Team New Zealand — 65
5. SoftBank Team Japan — 61
6. Groupama Team France — 59
ORACLE Team USA and EMIRATES Team New Zealand at the start
America’s Cup World Series Overall
1. Land Rover BAR — 512
2. ORACLE TEAM USA — 493
3. Emirates Team New Zealand — 485
4. Artemis Racing — 466
5. SoftBank Team Japan — 460
6. Groupama Team France — 419
A local fan
Home town favorite SOFTBANK Team Japan
All Photos by Phil Uhl