New gallery coming to Waikoloa resort area


Lava Light Galleries opens in October at Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort. The shop features the imagery of local, award-winning photographers C.J. Kale, Nick Selway and Don Hurzeler.

Recently interviewed on the “Today” show, Kale and Selway gained national attention with their breathtaking wave photos, shot a few feet from flowing lava. The first-ever photographers to jump in the water and shoot visible lava down the tube of breaking waves, the men said they survived that photo session, but were beet-red from the heat and cut up from lava bombs floating all around them.

Hurzeler missed the adventure while on a promotional tour for his book, “The Way Up.”

The three photographers push each other to find the beauty that surrounds them in Hawaii, or anywhere in the world. Kale and Selway have appeared on German and Japanese television, won numerous photographic awards and had work displayed in the Smithsonian Institution. Hurzeler recently won first place in an Outdoor Photographer Magazine contest that drew 13,000 entries.

For more information, visit lavalightgalleries.com.