Earlier this year I decided I wanted to make a collection of short films about inspirational people in my community who make really unique work. While in Hawai'i two months ago, I had the opportunity to meet freelance photographer, Lenny Kāholo. After spending a day at his home studio, I knew he was the perfect person to showcase in my first episode of Thumbnails.

Lenny is a wizard when it comes to analog and wet plate photography. Wet plate photography is a tedious and time intensive process that requires a great deal of patience. Here is a brief look into the inner workings of wet plate photography during a portrait session with Lenny and John Hook.

For more of Lenny’s work visit: & his Instagram