When I was in the Coast Guard, one of the guys I worked with from Big Island said, “If you ever see this guy, Uluboi, tell him Mikey Hensely says, ‘Hi!’” Mikey grew up with Ulu and wanted me to get connected with him. I saw Ulu out at Pipeline and introduced myself. I can’t thank Mikey enough for that. I’ve gotten to know him over the past few years and I count him as a great friend.
When Ulu asked me to help shoot him wearing DaHui sunglasses, no brainer – that was a yes. His timing was ideal on my end. I looked at my afternoon plan, the weather, and said let’s get it done today. Our initial plan was to shoot the sunglasses at a spot close to Haleiwa–normally a 20-minute drive give or take. Then…traffic…it would take double to almost triple the drive time to get there. The handy thing about the North Shore is that beaches line the drive to Haleiwa. On board to save gas and take shots (that was a play on kicking ass and taking names, I think that play was a foul), Ulu was down for a change.
Although the colors are gorgeous during sunset, I wanted to shoot him in the sunglasses in the late afternoon when there was still enough sun to warrant wearing sunglasses. It had passed the harsh harsh overhead noon hours but not so close to the evening that you’re asking, “Why is he still wearing sunglasses?” The lighting also lent itself to the saturated colors and contrast of DaHui’s look.
DaHui teamed up with Reezen Scene Company to make a signature series. They’re solid (I’m a fan of the Tortoise Maka Frame with dark brown lenses seen below in the photos). They fit my face well and don’t induce a headache (an issue I have when searching for glasses). If I can put them on and be good to face the sun with no fuss, that’s a win. The frames are made from TR90 material. I’ll save you a trip to Google; TR90 is, “A thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight.” Add in their 100% UV protection and you have everything required for an excellent pair of sunglasses.
I wear my Funkglasses at night!
Dear Reader, that catchy closing line is under construction as glasses shouldn’t be worn at night because it’s a creeper look or it may endure the test of time, stay tuned, dun dun dun