Behind The Lens…


Denise Santos was born and raised on the lovely island of Maui. Growing up on Maui was one of the reasons Denise found her love and passion in photography. At such a young age Denise was drawn to the ocean, and slowly discovering all the beauty nature had to offer. Although this local girl was not the best swimmer, Denise always had a camera in hand and her feet in the sand. She’d spend hours, sometimes an entire day sitting at the grassy area above Ho’okipa, shooting with a disposable camera. Denise worked at a Camera Lab in Ka’anapali learning how to process and develop film, which is where she discovered that being a photographer was where her heart was. After years of saving her money, Denise finally bought her very own DSLR…. Denise just fell in love with photography all over again!

Denise is now a local Fine Art Landscape Photographer based on Oahu. She enjoys searching for new spots with her Husband Colin and her puppy Stella, “My recipe is; taking what I see with my eyes, creating what I imagine, and adding in the finishing touch of love. This mix is what turns my work into ART, and is the passion behind the camera!” Denise’s goal is to be able to own her own gallery some day and to share her journey and work with the world.

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