Our summer issue is all about fish in Hawaii. From throwing net in the traditional Hawaiian style to restoring ancient fish ponds to a few simple easy to make poke recipes.
This issue was my very first as a publisher. I knew the cover image was very important, just like when you step out for the first time into public with a new role in life.
I tend to be pretty easy going. I know what I like when I see it, or when I taste it. I don’t wavier much and totally trust my instincts. What about you?
I had seen a few photographs taken by a chef friend who is also an avid fisherman.
Simply a string of 7 fish, all different colors and sizes caught on a line then placed on the ground as he documented his prize. Simple, unorganized and natural. The only problem was the image was not high resolution so the search continued.
I started to run out of time to find the perfect cover for the issue. Until one morning searching my computer I cam across some beautiful seaweed and that started my journey to learn more about limu, Hawaiian for seaweed. Then I saw the perfect image. Green, edible and perfect for the cover. No second guessing.