Hi there, I'm Ernesto Ribeiro. Born into a world rich with diverse cultures, I found my true calling behind the lens, capturing the essence of the planet we call home. Photography, for me, wasn't a skill handed down or taught in classrooms; it was a passion ignited by curiosity and fueled by my travels and experiences.
My love for the environment, deeply inspired by the Hawaiian concept of Malama ‘Āina, which means to care for and live in harmony with the land, drives my work. This philosophy resonates with my soul, urging me to capture the beauty of nature in its purest form and to share its importance with the world.
Volcanoes, with their raw power and majestic beauty, hold a special place in my heart. They are a reminder of the Earth's might and the transient nature of our existence. Through my lens, I strive to convey their awe-inspiring strength and the delicate balance of life that surrounds them.
Photography is more than just a profession to me; it's a means of connecting with the world, understanding its diverse cultures, and highlighting the urgent need to protect our beautiful planet. With every shot, I aim to tell a story, evoke emotions, and inspire a deeper respect for the Earth and all its inhabitants.
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono.
(The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)