• Jolanta

  • 5.0


Big Island, Hilo side, Hawaii, USA

About me

Aloha! Photography has been my passion since I was a teenager. I was born and raised in Poland. I moved to New York City in my 20s to pursue a business degree. After 14 years of living a busy city life, I was ready for a change. I came to the island of Hawai'i as a volunteer and I never left. I fell in love in the district of Puna, volcano goddess Pele, and hawaiian culture. Soon after I was hired as a volunteer coordinator at Kalani Honua, a retreat center and a community. I reconnected with my passion for photography documenting every event and volunteer’s life.
In May 2018 Kīlauea erupted showing it’s power of destruction and creation. Kalani Honua was closed; I lost my job and my home. Inspired by volcanic activity I wanted to create more, focus on my passion for photography and start a new chapter in my life.
I love natural light photography capturing authentic emotions and feelings. My favorite are close-up photos which can tell a powerful story in a single shot. I shoot only on the east side of the island.


English, Polish

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Jolanta was wonderful to work with, communicative and flexible when we requested to change the date and time of our photo shoot - I hope to work with her again in the future, when we return.

Amber Bolt
February, 2022