I want to share with you an amazing journey that has impacted me beyond my wildest expectations. I spent the past year traveling the globe shooting an incredible metaphor, and I was invited by TEDx to present my project. Please watch the video of my TED Talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anvIsIg1lU0


The project is The PUSH, a story of hope and love, with its final act on South Pole.  Along the way, I was challenged, both mentally and physically, beyond anything I have ever faced before.  In the end, the experience turned into something I never expected.   The real real story, the real message, was not about going anywhere — it was about going within, and exploring the power of the human spirit.

From my perspective our historic Push to the South Pole is a tale of positivity and love.  It is an incredible message of hope for these challenging times, a message which has changed me forever.  Or, in the words of my friend Grant Korgan: “possibility through positivity!”


Last month I got the opportunity to share my thoughts about this experience at a TEDx event on the East Coast. Watch the video here [link]. View my image portfolio here: http://www.gallerykeoki.com/ThePUSH.php

Buy an image to support the Push.  If this story inspires you please share it with everyone you know.


“The PUSH, a South Pole Adventure” was conceived two years ago to raise awareness and provide support for recovering athletes with paralyzing spinal cord injuries.  The Push will soon publish its story, which will air as a broadcast television and documentary film scheduled for festival release in late 2012.


Let me know next time you have plans to be up this way.  I would love to take you up on your portrait offer (trade).


Aloha  Keoki


Keoki Flagg Creative Director, Partner



in the Village at Squaw Valley

(530) 583-1404  gallery


An Unparalleled Experience



TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. www.ted.com

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