The start of a unique collaboration between twin brothers Kapu and Hula, combining their individual crafts of photography and street art to create one-of-a-kind murals and gallery pieces.
Kapu starts the process with his dramatic photographs which are then delicately layered with paint by Hula.
The duo draws their main inspirations from exploring diverse environments in nature while also bringing in their influence from their time growing up together on Oahu, Hawaii.
A handful of pieces are specific to the message of “Malama” or “to take care” used commonly in reference to protect and sustain the environment.
Check out the latest at the new www.kapucollective.com
I'm lucky to create art in extraordinary places each remote location came with its own set of variables to solve along the way the sheer remoteness of these locations will be documenting all these art expeditions very difficult lucky for me I've shared these experiences with a talented photographer who just so happens to also be my twin brother all right so I'm a hula is identical twin brother I've been behind the lens on all our projects it's really all started back in 2011 2012 yeah 2012 I think was when we went out from Hawaii over to Brooklyn and that was worried really diverged into our own paths you know cop who had his photography and design and I had my paintings and it wasn't for a couple of years so we actually started working on different concepts and projects together and kind of combining our trades I would have these ambitious mural concepts and copy would come along with his camera and document the whole process even though my art would be the primary focus on the surface is just as much an even collaboration since copper would translate these adventures into actual footage being twins it was such an organic work flow with a lot of creative decisions not needed to be spoken so just traveling through all these diverse environments it just really got me into just shooting everything around me so I just started to like just a massive collection of photos I really just became my visual journal with all these photos I would actually gain inspiration from them because I would look at them and then be able to kind of sketch my ideas either directly on them or just in my head and with this process it felt like we stumbled upon this spark of an idea that took our collaboration and working [Applause] what I love about this concept is the fact that even though we share one genetic DNA we use two different mediums along with two different perspectives that all combine to make one unique piece of art