Firebird Photography won Pele Awards!

Honolulu, Hawaii – Firebird Photography owner Cheyne Gallarde was awarded the coveted Judges’ Favorite by Julie Curtis at the American Advertising Federation’s 2012 Pele Awards for advertising and design creative excellence at a ceremony at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki Saturday, April 21. His key visuals for the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation’s Rainbow Film Festival also received a bronze award in the Advertising for the Arts and Sciences division.

More than 300 professionals in the Hawaii advertising, design and media industry turned out for the annual dinner and awards presentation.

Cheyne Gallarde is a commercial and fashion photographer who specializes in retro and vintage inspired work. His unique styling and kodachrome hues have caught the eye of clients like Samsung Korea and Miller Coors. His technicolor style and cinematic eye has graced the pages of publications like VoiLa (Korea), Innov8, ‘Round Magazine, Business Miami and Look Hawaii Magazine.

The Pele Awards are a District 13 National ADDY Competition for the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards, the world’s largest advertising competition. Pele Award Winners automatically compete in the National ADDY Competition scheduled for early May.


(thanks Lisa Yamamoto and Brent Anbe from the HGLCF for the photos!)