Aloha nui

August 20th, 2013
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Welcome to Above the Fold, a multimedia blog for all of those photos that don't make it to the page and a bit about the experience of shooting them.

My name is Krystle Marcellus and I am a photojournalist. I'm the newest addition to the Star-Advertiser photo team and I look forward to telling the stories of Hawaii people.

I am excited to be coming back home to Hawaii to work with such diverse communities. I was raised on the East Coast with my dad's Italian family and grew up rooted in my mom's Maui culture, spending summers with Grandma (and about 150 other ohana) in Waihe'e, Maui. I traveled around the world on a ship when I was 20, through Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and beyond. I've spent time shooting and teaching in Brazil, the Philippines, India and Dominican Republic among others, all of these experiences showing me how similar we all are, just born into different circumstances.

I got my start under the wings of some amazing mentors at the Philadelphia Daily News when I was 16 and refined my skills at Temple University with Dr. Edward Trayes. He taught me to never give up on a vision because "shoe leather is cheaper than film" and to let a story reveal itself. I was trained in multimedia by the NPPA's immersion program under Meredith Birkett of MSNBC.com.

I'm interested in people and their stories. You will also see my multimedia work on this blog, using moving pictures and interviews has been the next step in my evolution as a storyteller. I will talk a bit about that process and plan on posting B-roll outtakes from some inspiring subjects.

If you have a compelling story idea, please e-mail me and we can talk story: kmarcellus@staradvertiser.com

Photo by: Krystle Marcellus

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