Atis Puampai is currently a MFA candidate in photography at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He was raised in Pearl City, Hawai’i and received his Bachelor of Arts at the aforementioned college in 2014. His work emphasizes alternative photographic techniques with modified homemade equipment made from scavenged secondhand materials. Rooted in scientific research, his photographs explore the perception of time and space through methods of capturing motion. Puampai is interested in questioning humanity’s significance through photographs of natural phenomena.