A native of Kauai, a professional photographer shares her art...Fine art, that is...


Hanalei Bay Beauty
Last Sunday, at the monthly Princeville Artisan Fair, I met Alia DeVille, a talented and passionate young woman born in Kauai who has adopted the fine "art" of photography.

Chicks in a Coconut
Alia has a skilled and knowledge driven technique and ability of creating some of the most artistic photographs we seen in our world travels.  As many of our creative and tech savvy photographers /readers are aware, simply taking a good photo of a good scene in itself is an art; the lighting, the angles and the perspective are integral in the creation of a fine photo.


Hanalei Taro Field Glow
With technology at our disposal, there are many complicated, intensive use apps and tools available, many acquired at extraordinary expense, that in the right hands can take a good photo and turn it into fine art.  The ability to create this magic is definitely evident in the delicate and crafted hands of Alia DeVille.

Upon meeting her at the fair, I couldn't take my eyes off of her work.  As an amateur photographer with my own passion for a good photo, I was particularly interested in her art. 


Emerald Pool
For myself, as a somewhat tech savvy individual who's never done more than remove a power line from a photo using the $20 app, Inpaint, or darkening or lightening a photo in the free Fotor app, I can only imagine the intricate work required to turn a good photo into fine art. Alia DeVille has done just that with a finesse one seldom has the opportunity to discover along the way.


Enchanting Makana
Alia is a self taught professional landscape photographer with a love for nature and her island of Kauai.  Since childhood she dreamed of traveling the world as a National Geographic photographer but has found herself entrenched in the exquisite beauty right here at home in Kauai.  


Action and Reaction
Alia expresses in her own words, "Born on the North Shore and  growing up on with the Na Pali Coast and the trails of Kauai as my playground has seeded a strong passion for the incredible natural environment."

Hanakapi'ai Revealed
For Alia, it its "Not about rules and norms, more about telling a story about a place, embracing the scene and expressing what I see and feel.  Waking up to see the mountains towering over the turquoise ocean continually inspires me to capture the immense beauty that surrounds the island."

Lumahai Radiance
She continues, "Art has always been a passion and expressing my love of art in photography is a dream come true.  Native plants, the beach, the garden, and the stunning beauty of Kauai, provides endless inspiration for my photographs."


Paradise Found
"To love what you do is the real drive for my life and photography. Seeking moments that seem to take your breath away and make you see the splendor of the ever changing natural world is what I aim to convey."
 
"In photography and in life you may not know if you’re in the right place, at the right time, but if you turn around before you get there, you just might miss something amazing. Take that step…that adventure… and it will be well worth it."

A Blaze of Light
Today, we're excited to share a few of Alia DeVille's photos. For many more exquisite works of art, please click one of the several links posted here today with her name to be directed to her website where any of her art may be purchased, if so desired.
 
Thank you, Alia for sharing your art with us* for our readers and for all of the world to see! 


*Please respect the integrity of these copyrighted photos by Alia DeVille by not copying them for any purposes whether personal or business use.  All rights reserved. Federal copyright law prohibits unauthorized reproduction of these photos by any means and imposes fines up for violation. 
 
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2 comments:

Elizabeth Banks said...

Wow, what stunning photos. The intensity of colours in some make them almost unreal. Alia has clearly found her gift. It helps to have an amazing environment to capture too! I love the chicks in the coconut. I bet there was a lot of waiting around and 'dud' photos to capture that one stunner.
I stand by the fact that no matter our age we all continue to learn. I am please you met a kindred spirit in photography Jess, and hope it gave you some more knowledge and inspiration for your beautiful daily photo posts. Love Liz

Jessica said...

Liz, she does quite an amazing job, doesn't she? I wish I could say I have the time and inclination to learn more about this artful photography. I'm still learning how to take basic good shots, let alone artful masterpieces. But, Alia has definitely inspired me to spend more time looking for local talented people that we can share and highlight in our posts. Your thoughtful and appreciated faith in my photographic skills far exceeds my ability. But, your kind words inspire me more than anything.
Much love,
Jess & Tom

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