I was photographing a sunset volleyball game when I saw Cherry walk across the beach and sit on the sand in front of an ironwood tree. She had just come out of the water and was wearing a beautiful, delicate pair of sunrise shell earrings. I was attracted by the contrast between the rough shadowy bark of the ironwood and Cherry’s light, gentle beauty.
“Living in Taylor Camp was a constant barrage of amazing experiences and none of it was TV. People now days might relate to it like it was ‘Survivor’. But Taylor Camp was nothing like reality TV. It was all real at the end of the road in the wild west of Kauai.” — Cherry Hamilton