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MYNAKYNE Art & Design

Mynakyne Hawaii is stretching it's wings once again with our new Art & Design branch!

Continuing in the footsteps of Team Mynakyne, we are interested in creative artists, photographers, and designers who understand what MYNAKYNE and the Hawaiian culture is all about.

Contact info@mynakyne.com with subject "Art Mynakyne" if you want to feature our artwork, learn more, or have any questions or collaboration ideas!

MYNAKYNE Art and Story

Mynakyne Art & Design pieces each have a unique story and information that you can learn about by navigating here on our website. Learn more about the thoughts behind a design, and how the collaboration between Mynakyne Hawaii and the artist worked out!

MYNAKYNE CrystalOrigami Technique

Our unique technique blends Hawaii based artwork and photography with a technological and modern twist. Each edge and fold is carefully chosen and blends with the background for a seamless presentation. The effect will take on a variety of looks. It will sometimes look like simple paper with large folds and valleys. Other times, such as when presented on metal, the art piece shines clear and bright like a jewel.

Our CrystalOrigami technique blends seamlessly with the artwork and photography, at times it is transparent enough to highlight the minute details. We control every aspect of the technique and base each color off the original piece. This keeps the whole piece flowing during the collaboration process.

Our CrystalOrigami technique takes name from and pays homage to the ancient art of "Origami" - folded paper. A flat picture becomes a three dimensional sculpture. Simple colors become complex structures. A few folds and edges add depth and a modern twist to traditional and organic photos and artwork.

MYNAKYNE Art Pieces

Our pieces come on a variety of mediums and sizes, including photo prints and metals. Please check out our online store at Mynakyne Hawaii Online Store. For any custom pieces and sizes please email us at info@mynakyne.com.

"Wave Ice First Set" - Mynakyne Hawaii and Collaborators

Instagram: 3rd wave @trimbleezy 1st wave @gavshige 4th wave @nalumonphotography808 2nd wave @oceannmotion

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This has been on Mynakyne Hawaii's mind from from the start, we've always wanted to do waves as art. We chose our current Team Mynakyne Hawaii photographers and asked them to select some of their best wave photos. What you'll find here are four unique images, but they all come together as one piece. The #CrystalOrigami effect highlights the edges and background, but otherwise leaves the heart of the wave intact. As you can guess, the art piece name is a play on the Hawaiian frozen desert "Shave Ice". It's four unique flavors of wave, frozen in time with the #CrystalOrigami effect to sweeten it all up!

First wave by Gavin Shigesato, North Shore secret

Second wave by Gavin Iwai, Sandy Beach

Third wave by Stephen Trimble, Sandy Beach

Fourth wave by Kainalu Kamai, Sandy Beach

"Kalalau Sunset - Kauai" - Stephen Trimble and Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @trimbleezy

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Stephen Trimble's take on his photo: "This shot was taken after hiking the 11 miles into Kalalau on the island of Kauai, my friends and I were collecting firewood when we came around the corner and saw an epic sun set behind the sea spray lighting up the whole coastline. I stopped and took in the beautiful view and snapped this shot."

Mynakyne Hawaii: Stephen's shots are based on the true beauty of nature. This particular photo embodies the adventure and beauty of Kalalau, accessible only by a long, long hike. That being said, the effect here blends from the bold blue to the yellow of the sunset. The fun was in adding the CrystalOrigami through the mist and onto the mountains.

"Hawaiian Pineapple" - Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @mynakyne

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"Hawaiian Pineapples" is the first of our #CrystalOrigami art pieces using the origami as the foreground and subject matter. Our collaboration pieces usually highlight the photograph by adding the #CrystalOrgami effect in the background, this time around things are a bit bolder. We selected the PIneapple as an icon of the old Hawaiian Plantation days. The origami is modern, flowing, colorful and matches the lines, edges, and curves of a pineapple. We also chose a bare metal for this design allowing for an industrial feel. The metal shines through the black and white pineapple fields and provides the perfect backdrop.

"Stairway To Heaven Sunrise" - Jackson Groves

Instagram: @jackson.groves

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Jackson Grove's take on his photo: "I had been waiting to hike Stairway to Heaven (Haiku Stairs) for over a year. The sunrise was hazy but created a dim orange glow that slowly lit up the different parts of the ridge. This angle shows the winding stairs as they hang onto the ridge, above the sheer drop below. The Stairway to Heaven is truly one of the wonders of the world."

Mynakyne Hawaii: This shot looked awesome. The rising sun cast a warm glow over the whole scene. The metal structure and the Koolau Mountains worked well together. The decision to only add the #CrystalOrigami effect to the clouds helps to keep the pic "natural" if you can say that. The effect does help to pull the structure up into the sky adding just enough modern.

"Waimanalo Beach Panoramic" - Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @mynakynedesign

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World Famous Waimanalo Beach. The #CrystalOrigami effect here is new and different from the prior pieces. With hints at fishing nets, the pattern matches well with the beautiful mountains, clouds, sand and beach of Waimanalo. The clouds are also brought forward which intensifies the effect.

"Golden Pipeline" - Gavin Shigesato and Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @gavshige

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Gavin Shigesato's take on his photo: "This evening was what they call "opening day" at Pipeline. First time pipeline really turns on for the winter. It was the ending of October so there wasn't much of a crowd besides the local pros and surfers. Without that many people, a few empty waves rolled through and I was able to capture this backlit Pipeline wave."

Mynakyne Hawaii: Gavin takes stunning ocean pictures with great timing and detail. In this case, the waves were to be the primary focus. The golden hue was the perfect backdrop to the emerald wave. The CrystalOrigami technique was purposely structured with a very angular pattern of edges and folds. This allowed for a perfect blend of organic ocean waves and tight modern edges. The colors chosen bounced between a gold and orange and contrast nicely with the green in the wave.

"Magic Island Panoramic" - Aerial Hawaii and Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @aerialhawaii

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Jon M.'s take on his photo: "I was at Magic Island (at the Ala Moana Beach on Oahu) teaching a couple of my friends how to fly the drone when they asked me how far I could send it out. I sent it straight out over the cove and that's when I realized how scenic Magic Island is from the sky. A couple days later I came back to shoot the shot and it came out amazing. I shoot aerial multi-layer panoramas and I find that these shots really change the dynamics of the image compared to a standard single layer panorama. This style of shooting allows me to flyer closer to the subject while creating an extremely wide field of view, and also creates a larger and higher quality image with a lot of detail."

Mynakyne Hawaii: Awesome panoramic! The colors, the city, and Diamond Head all make this shot awesome. For the #CrystalOrigami effect, a larger, blocky style worked to contrast the details in the cityscape. The colors of the clouds and sky shine through the edges and folds.

"Honu Limu Kohu" - Gavin Iwai and Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @oceannmotion

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Gavin Iwai's take on his photo: "With epic conditions at Kaiona Beach Park that included the sun shining above, light onshore winds and tide dropping, I noticed how the sunlight was brilliantly enhancing this honu as it fed on a patch of seaweed along the coral reef flat. Waiting patiently for it to look towards the camera?s direction, I utilized this patch of Limu kohu to add a splash of color for my foreground"

Mynakyne Hawaii: This was easy.The shot itself is highly detailed, the honu with the foreground limu kohu made it easy to decide what to do. The CrystalOrigami effect is subtle here, blocky but provides a great contrast to the organic sealife.

"Hanauma Bay Panoramic" - Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @mynakynedesign

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Hanauma Bay. The CrystalOrigami technique is bold and blocky,but light in color. It's a perfect match for the airy clouds on this beautiful day. There is also a hint of color on the edges and folds. Hanauma Bay itself is crystal blue..a great focal point wrapped by the Hanauma Bay ridge.

"Lanikai Sunrise Panoramic" - Kainalu Kamai and Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @nalumonphotography808

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Kainalu Kamai's take on his photo: "To get the photo I took of Lanikai, I woke up at 4am just to travel from Wahiawa to make sure I had enough time to find parking and claim my spot at one of the beach accesses. After arriving, I had a few hours to setup and take practice shots before the sun rose. Right when the sun came up, the sky was lit with a tint of purple and orange and thats when I had the perfect time to get this particular shot. This shot was taken in a panoramic setting, using more than 4 photos and being merged in Adobe Photoshop and edited in Adobe Lightroom. "

Mynakyne Hawaii: The panoramic provided by Kainalu was very interesting with colors that were surreal yet fitting. I wanted to focus on the sunrise as well as the pastel colors throughout the piece. The CrystalOrigami technique used larger folds and edges. It almost looks like paper laterns. At certain sections, I allowed for the clouds and sunrays to 'break through', blending the technique in seamlessly.

"Honu Silhouette" - Gavin Shigesato and Mynakyne Hawaii

Instagram: @gavshige

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Gavin Shigesato's take on his photo: "In the summer the North Shore turns into a pool. Very calm and flat we are able to enjoy the underwater world. This shot I visualized before I got it. I had the photo in my mind that I wanted to get so when I saw this turtle I swam below it, composed my shot and got what I had envisioned."

Mynakyne Hawaii: A differnt style than I'm used to with Gavin, this photo of the Honu was simple yet very balanced. He had seen some art mockups and thought this photo would match well with the CrystalOrigami technique. What's great is the silhoutte let in just enough light to provide a crystal blue gradient. The CrystalOrigami technique used enough transparency to allow the sunrays as well as the detail in the reef. Overall, this piece is the perfect blend of nature and technology.

"Honolulu Panoramic" - Mynakyne Hawaii

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Honolulu from a different vantage point! This panoramic spans from Manoa, through Kahala and Kaimuki, Diamond Head, Waikiki, Downtown and more! The CrystalOrigami effect here compliments the landscape and looks great on a metallic medium. Since storm clouds were rolling in from the east, you can see the origami folds change from grey to white to gold when they hit the afternoon sun. It's a great snapshot of what Honolulu is all about.