On Friday, October 21, 2011, Omer Kursat will unveil his photography book, OVER THE PALI, 2:00 AM, NO PORK, at thirtyninehotel in Chinatown. The photographs in the book were all shot in Honolulu between 2006 and 2011 at various art, music and dance events. All pictures were taken with a rotating-lens panoramic camera, using available light on 35 mm film. “Each picture captures glimpses of an observer in an ever-changing society,” Kursat says, “where the printed book becomes a real-life object that has its own existence.” This is a one-night-only event, so be sure not to miss this beautifully wistful presentation.
Kursat describes his photography style as “candid, interactive, gonzo-journalistic, and even paparazzi.”
The title of his book, OVER THE PALI, 2:00 AM, NO PORK, refers to the drive back home over the Pali Highway after a night out in town, “after the bars close at 2:00 a.m.”
Kursat, who recently had a show at The Manifest called Looking Back, has also been recognized by Honolulu Magazine, placing first in its photo contest in 2005, 2007 and 2008.