I’ve been planning on hosting giveaways for quite a while and I’m really excited to have finally got round to doing my first one (here anyway) as a thankyou to everyone for following me. Lovely hannah is kindly donating an 4x 6 print for one of you to win!
s : Hi Hannah , when did you start taking photos and have you had any kind of training?
h: I have always been a creative soul, but its only really been the past 5 years that photography has taken over my life. I try soo hard to take pictures everyday but with work its really not possible for me, unless I take the same style of picture everyday. Every since I was little I have always been creative and used my imagination. Photography gives me a chance to show that.
s: who is the photographer you most admire?
h: Goodness, I dont think I could choose just one photographer. I admire so many professional and non professional photographers. I will say though. I really admire my best girlfriend Keri-Anne. Her photography really inspires me. She has progressed sooo much and I learn so much from her work.
s: I noticed that a lot of your photographs are self portraits is this something you’d like to carry on doing ?
h: To be honest the only reason I have me in my pictures is because I have no one else to model for me. Keri-Anne occasionally models for me but most the time its just me. I guess its easier as I know what I want.
s: Your photos seem very thought out , what is your process of setting a shoot up?
h: I dont think I really have a process. I do however use my scrapbook a lot for photograph ideas. If I find anything in magazines I cut them out and stick them in. I write any ideas that come to me in my scrap book. ITS A MESS, but I love it. I guess if I had a process it would be to find a beautiful location and see what that location does to my imagination.
s: What are your favourite things/ places to photograph?
h: Favourite things to photograph… This is a hard one. I think from my photographs so far I love taking pictures of places that spark my imagination. I love to show innocents in my work and childhood is a big subject as well. Forests, fields, old buildings and people are amazing things to photograph.
s: All of your photos have a lovely dreamy quality to them, is there a reason for this?
h: I think I do this because I am very much in to vintage things. I love old looking pictures. I was never into bold colours really. I love to use soft textures.
s: what are your ambitions for the future?
h: I just live life for now. I always use this saying from my fav movie Braveheart “YOUR HEART IS FREE. HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW IT.” I dont set my aims too high anymore, I just take one step at a time.
And finally Would you mind sharing some of your favourite inspiration links?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH_fA1yqwTo - (My best friend Martins up and coming documentry film. GOING TO BE AMAZING. So proud.)
simply visit hannah’s etsy then post your name, email address and the name of your favourite print as an answer to this blog.
- Please only enter once, if you post multiple forms then you will be disqualified from winning.
- competition closes on Saturday 22nd August and I will announce the winner on Monday 23rd.