Crissy Terawaki Kawamoto is an amazing person. She lives in Hawaii with her husband Todd, step-daughter Danielle and lapdog Mochi. I stumbled upon her online Flickr photograph account by accident. Taking and posting pictures is one of her passions and since 2005 she has displayed over 15,000 images to date.
Her eye for composition is incredible. Her digital shots are both colorful and captivating. The landscape of where she resides in Hawaii is most beautiful but her collection has visuals from all around the world.
As a project director at the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Center, she has traveled extensively for meetings and also pleasure. She has taken images of SafeCo Field in Seattle. She has snapshots taken from atop the Space Needle, also while flying in a Seattle Seatour plane. Mount Ranier at sunset. Shots of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center showing surrounding modern artwork as well as memorabilia of the former baseball manager.
She is especially fond of photographing exotic and varied food dishes that she encounters. Scrumptious visuals of all types of food and drink. You would think that she was a well-renowned food critic by all the culinary delights plastered upon her pages.
While going to school in the midwest, Kawamoto became a huge Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks fan. She has many pictures both from Wrigley Field and from the United Center. Her two favorite Cub players are Darwin Barney (now with the Dodgers) and Anthony Rizzo. She first attended Northwestern University in Illinois before transferring and graduating with distinction from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu.
She’s been to Ohio to attend a Lance Armstrong Foundation conference and met with Dr. Sanjay Gupta while there. Much of her focus and dedication to the field of oncology is due in part to the 2009 loss of her nineteen-year-old cousin, Troy Terawaki, who passed away after a three-year fight with rhabdomyosarcoma.
According to her own website (http://www.crispyteriyaki.com) she has also been spotted in episodes of “LOST” and “Hawaii Five-0”; on the cover of TIME Magazine; and on Capitol Hill, advocating for increased federal funding for cancer research, prevention, screening, and treatment.
Her travels include Boston, Wisconsin, Austin, Las Vegas, Maryland, Oregon, California, Florida and Japan. Everywhere she goes, the self-admitted nerd brings along her Canon digital camera and takes an endless number of keepsake captures.
She also happens to be an FCC-licensed emergency amateur radio club enthusiast.
Check out her Flickr page (below) and be prepared to be amazed!