By Léo Azambuja

Daniel Finchum

Local artist Daniel Finchum captured the soul of Kaua‘i in wet plate collodion, one of the earliest forms of photography, invented in the 1850s.

The Kama‘aina Soul — Anthology exhibit at Kaua‘i Society of Arts gallery at Kukui Grove Center gave locals and visitors a snapshot into Finchum’s unique and recognizable style to capture portraits and deal with local culture, history, family and contemporary ideas, with influences ranging from pictorialism to modern art.

The exhibit ended Feb. 4, but Finchum’s entire body of work can be seen at