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Sanford Hill left this world on Halloween of 2013.  As a major deviant, he Just couldn't handle the brainwashed humans anymore.   As a  parting gift he took off all the watermarks from this work, so download as much as you like.  Aloha Sanman.  1951 to 2013.   "He took it to the Max".
A few people have commented on my use of the ugly DA watermark.  I agree, it is ugly, but I have no choice.  My photos are historical, rare and valuable.  Up to now you would have had to travel to Maui to see them in a gallery or time travelled to see them published in the 1980's.   My Photos were not meant for the digital age, kinda like old records.  They were designed from concept to be blown up large (over 16"x20") and hung on walls.  In fact, they don't really look spectacular until they are big, the bigger the better.  If you order one of my prints from DA it is done from a 10,000+ by 300ppi scan of the original medium format transparency.  Even at 30"by 45" the detail will jump at you.  You cannot get this kind of quality from a digital or 35mm photo.   The high res scans DA makes my prints from could easily be cropped, copied and sold by anyone if I didn't us the watermark.  But to those few who order a print, you can be sure your getting a real piece of critically acclaimed art that is pretty rare and you won't find on the web....with out a watermark.   You can be sure of that.  And to the groups that won't accept my work because of the watermark...bite me.
During the 1970's , Mother Maui provided its renegade, hippy, outlaw, surfer, Hawaiian poet, escapees a spectacular canvas to think, experiment, and create totally outside of the normal world back then. In 1971 when Jimi Hendrix released "Rainbow Bridge", Maui was unknown to most people. By 1981 it was the hip place for the rich and famous to hang and old Maui was fading away into history. As the island began to change from "old Maui" to "Mauiland", I rode in the beautiful old Maui tube and took photos just ahead of the whitewater of progress that would wash up as today's "Mauiland".

Maui Tales is about chasing dreams, taking risk, over coming challenges, and exploring the cutting edge of creativity. Some are tales of self-discovery, while others tell true tales of a era that is now long gone and mostly myth. These are not the slick, well branded, stories created to market Mauiland.

The Maui Tales photos and tales capture parts of my everyday life, which even back then seemed pretty radical. Yet, many of the then fringe concepts and lifestyles explored in this book are now common to today's 20 something generation. Self sustainability, surfing, cultural identity, the environment, Hobbits, weed, and Maui itself have been mashed up into today's corporate, media driven, consumer society.

This book has no agenda, promotes no cause, religion, or way of living. It is what it is, tales and images from my past life on Maui. I tried to tell the tales from the viewpoint I had back when these photos were taken and the stories were fresh. That's not easy due to the brain damage and rose colored glasses of age. Good thing I have 1000's of photos from those days to shake my tree and remind me of what life was really like, good times and bad.

The tales and photos in this book are unique vignettes from my weird and wonderful trip far from most people's reality, then and now. The photographs were my attempt to portray the culture, people, history, and unreal beauty surrounding me back then. I wonder what the zillions of facebook pictures will tell future generations about our digital life today?

I left Hana in 1989 to chase the brass ring and dragged these images and tales from closet to closet into the digital age. Ironically, the digital age is allowing me to create this book in a way I couldn't imagine when these photos were taken. Film photography is a real bitch compared to the digital imaging of today. While some of the photos in this book have been featured in magazines, coffee table books, newspapers, exhibited in art galleries, and won critical acclaim, most have never been published. 

The best part of the digital age is it lets me easily share my tales and images with a huge audience around the planet. For a small price, the subway rider in NY, student in Beijing, or retro hipster in Europe can trip out to Maui during its golden age on their digital screen. Maybe it will inspire a few people to question their own ideas of normal and and explore the bleeding edge of our current reality.

I have been working on Maui Tales for 2 years and hope to publish it soon as an ebook. . So, check out the "" website gfor low res flash side show teases from the 6 chapters and 22 that make up"Maui Tales". If you like the teases, the book will blow you away with full mind bending tales and unreal high resolution photos that give a different perspective of life on this now famous island back in the day. All the deviant  photography and prints located here where create when I was in my 20's and are part of my Maui tales.