I am a lifelong Honoluluan whose true calling is to tell the stories of others, whether through photos, film, video, audio or the written word. This was originally supposed to be a collection of my printed works – some previously published in periodicals like Billboard, the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Weekly (listed here under ‘Articles‘), though it’s undergone several changes over the years.
From 2015 – 2020, B-Side HNL was primarily a TV show featuring artsists, musicians and filmmakers from Hawaii and around the world, airing locally on ‘Olelo channel 53. In addition to this site, you can also follow B-Side HNL and contact me on Facebook and Instagram.
Recently, I’ve begun delving more into written material again (all my new, never-published pieces are categorized on this site under ‘Words‘). I will continue to update this site on a regular basis with works, both literary and visual, that I hope you find worthy of your time.
– Shawn “Speedy” Lopes
I doubt anyone needs more intel on me, but in case you’re curious, see 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me.