Kirk Shorte is a professional photographer who captures the stunningly
unique beauty of Kona and the treasures of Hawaii Island. A Kona
resident since 2004, Kirk has been an avid photographer for many
years, throughout his travels and high tech career in Silicon Valley. It
wasn't until moving to Hawaii and becoming a permanent part of the
community here that he began to hone his craft, his eye, and
discovering his particular creative niche.
'The rich sights, scenes and faces of Hawaii can be credited with
awakening my passion for photography, which had been lurking and
begging for attention for years. Here I have been able to explore and
capture places and moments in time. It's what makes me happy.
My inspirations are usually spontaneous, seeing a scene and quickly
formulating a vision that carries it through. Sometimes all of the
elements exist naturally, sometimes I enhance it with software... always
with a twist that I hope makes my work unique.'