David MurpheyHi there, David here.

I’ve been a professional photographer in Hawaii for over 20 years, and I work with advertising agencies, graphic designers, public relation firms and their clients.  My assignments range from lifestyle photography, resort advertising, corporate event coverage to food and product photography.

One of my most memorable projects was a 2 week shoot for Verizon Wireless on the West Coast. We photographed “Test Man”, aka “The Verizon Guy” in 3 states.  Starting in Southern California, we moved from parks in Irvine to studio sets in downtown LA and mansions in Beverly Hills.  We finally ended up at Bronco Stadium in Denver.

Recent projects have been equally inspiring.  I worked with Chef Alan Wong on his latest cookbook, The Blue Tomato. Alan is amazing to work with! Not only is he an awesome chef, but he’s a pretty good photographer too.  The Blue Tomato has been a big success, and went on to win the 26th annual IACP cookbook award.

Another notable assignment was photographing local hula dancer Bobby Godines for Hawaiian Airlines.  The photos were used by Hawaiian in TV commercials during Merrie Monarch, and as billboards in Portland.  The image used in the billboard campaign won Gold at the 2012 AAF Pele Awards.

Some of my current clients include Disney, Starwood Resorts, Hilton Grand Vacations, Harry Winston, Central Pacific Bank (yay, Alex!), Google, Travel Chanel, The Food Network and Honolulu Cookie Company.

When not behind the camera, you’ll find me hiking (usually in Makiki), canoe paddling, or enjoying the heat at Bikram yoga.

I look forward to talking to you about your next project.

David Murphey

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