Mark Kushimi to Exhibit “Art and Document” At the Human Imagination in Honolulu

Honolulu, HI (January 26, 2012) -- From the most mundane of relationships to the most impactful, the whispers of influence are constantly upon us. And although it can come in many forms and many ways, for Honolulu's Mark Kushimi, a man with a camera always at the ready, it's his eclectic group of friends that keep him under the influence. On First Friday, February 3, at the Human Imagination in downtown Honolulu, Kushimi will hold an exhibit of his work under the title "Art and Document."

Working as the editor in chief and art director of Contrast Magazine as well as being a pivotal force behind a myriad of other projects, Kushimi is a lynchpin in the constantly evolving and burgeoning creative community in Honolulu. Fueled by his close friends, Kushimi's work will feature photos of the likes of notable Honolulu artists including Jeff Harsel, Aly Ishikuni, Nicole Naone, Rhandy Tambio and Lucky Olelo.

"There's so many really talented people doing so many cool things in Hawaii," says Kushimi. "I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of them as friends and be able to document them candidly in their element. These photos are meant to honestly show the lives and backstory behind some of the most compelling and creative people I know. I just feel really fortunate for the opportunity showcase these photos."

For Jun Jo, frontman for the brands In4mation and the Human Imagination, showcasing Kushimi's photos has been a long time coming.

"I've known Mark for about nine years now since the inception of In4mation. He's one of the unsung heroes of the creative world in Honolulu. He's an editor and art director at Contrast and is a fantastic photographer. We're stoked to have him showcase his work here. He's really low key and humble, and even with this exhibit he's showcasing other people instead of himself. That really shows his personality and his humility."

About the Human Imagination:

Located in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown, the Human Imagination is the latest concept from the In4mation brand. Equal parts retail space, gallery, and creative office, the Human Imagination echoes its namesake and prides itself on its constant evolution. For more information, go to or call 808.538.8898.