andy_madeleine On a plane back to Michigan, reflecting on this past week. This trip was one of the most enjoyable I've had in quite some time, and honestly, I'm pretty bummed about leaving. Hawaii is a magical place - as magical as any I've visited. The people of the islands are so in touch with nature -- the wind, the waves, the vegetation. They care about their home, and are passionate about preserving its environmental integrity. Everything about the islands is mesmerizing, but I found myself most drawn to the water. The ocean is powerful there - it's really beautiful. Consequently, I spent a lot of time around surf. It's always something I've wanted to try, and I don't know why it took me so long to do so. It has always been one of those "I haven't done it, but I know I'll love it" type things. I was correct in my estimation. I surfed on four separate occasions, each time more enjoyable than the time before. There's something special about waking up at the break of dawn, jumping in the brisk water, and getting pelted by saline-filled waves. It's a lifestyle I've always thought fitting, and since a child, I've been fascinated with the oceans. I'm already pondering another trip to take to incorporate surf - San Sebastián, Santiago, San Juan, etc. etc. For many reasons, I'm thankful to have been able to make this trip happen. It introduced me to many new things, expanded my conscious, and rejuvenated my soul. The latter is a bit dramatic, but for real -- Hawaii is amazing. Mahalo. // #travel #adventure #explore #staycurious #hawaii #oahu #surf #blackandwhite #oceans #water #pacific #sealife #vsco 2d

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  •   timleonvisuals I have to meet you oneday in detroit.. I want to learn more about your photography the colors 30s

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andy_madeleine The dirtier they get, the better they look | @vans // #northshore #hawaii 2d

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andy_madeleine There are multiple rainbows of this magnitude everyday in Hawaii. So close that you could almost touch them. If that whole pot of gold thing were true, everyone on this island would be rich a hundred times over. // #hawaii #honolulu #oahu #islandlife #staycurious 4d

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  •   sherikowalski Beautiful 5d
  •   tehkrak3n Do you sing that theme song in your head whenever you're driving around there? I would. 5d

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andy_madeleine I love when Insta friends become real friends. @runbimma and I had been following each other on @instagram for a little while -- I reached out to him a few weeks ago while in NYC hoping to connect on a project of some sort, but our schedules didn't align. Somehow, we both ended up in Honolulu during the same week - and here we are sharing a meal in Waikiki and exploring the island. // #portraits #people #places #igers #hawaii #honululu #boston #detroit #vsco #vscocam #staycurious #claimyourjourney 7d
  •   lucasvocos Let me know if you head back to LA. Would love to grab a beer and talk about Detroit. My fiancé and I are moving there next year 7d
  •   andy_madeleine @lucasvocos Absolutely. Hopefully I will be back soon. DM me your contact info! 7d
  •   runbimma Happy that we were finally able to connect!! 6d
  •   thereafterish Hawaii is a special place. So glad it brought you guys together! 4d

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