March 31, 2020

Collective Feeling

These days feel rhythmic but I'm all out of sorts. We're living through something that will no doubt be in the history books. I already struggle with anxiety and depression in their many forms, emanating from various causes. I'm not here to dwell on my very privileged life or my seasons of emotions. I'm here to engage in the idea and to honor the thing that we are all feeling. There is no one way to describe it or show it. I know you know what I'm talking about. It is felt deep in the body and the soul. There's no cure-all and there's not a way out.

With all the time we've been spending time at home and the mixed messages I am getting from every corner of the internet, it seems as if I am not writing a book or working out every day I'm not taking full advantage of this time. Yet on the other hand, if it takes me a bit longer to get out of bed or I spend half the day watching my favorite show, I'm letting myself fall too far on the self-care spectrum, where it turns into "being lazy". The line between down-time, working and studying at home is non-existent. The days I do get up early to run and take a shower right off the bat, are the ones I feel most proud of, but let me tell you, that's definitely not every day. Sometimes it's only once a week.

I'm going on my third week of quarantine. Our world is under pressure and our society is hurting. If you are struggling with this torturous disease, on the front lines treating patients, working in your community, or quarantining in your house to #flattenthecurve, doing our part is taxing. When we hear about this invisible thing what are we supposed to think?!

I can tell you, that I've never been this close to my family and "my people" before. Video calls across the country and check-in text messages to those you love. And this, the fact that we are becoming stronger and close-knit during this thing, this is something to celebrate.

xo, Hallie


March 26, 2020

Moving Through Diverging Paths

I am really excited to share my portfolio from my month in Paris this past August. I spent a month in the city taking a class which allowed me so much free time to shoot and the freedom to explore the city on my own. Paris became one of my favorite cities in the world. Being in the capital city of LOVE, I found myself being in love with each moment, regardless that I was alone. A few highlights were waking up early and grabbing a baguette and almond croissant at my nearest Boulangerie and setting out for a derive each day and taking the metro to a stop I had not gotten off before. The number of little neighborhoods I familiarized myself with makes me comfortable to say I could easily go back and find a little flat for myself and live there, without even speaking much French. That is the current dream!

 Today we are excited to share that I am now selling prints of these images! They are now FOR SALE in a few different sizes! Check them out here: 

Through the use of dream-like reflections, I explore a way to look at Paris both directly and indirectly. These images are of people moving through, diverging paths. Each image is captured with one click of the shutter, combining many scenes that seem distinct, into one whole frame. These scenes illuminate how we connect on our paths of life.  

xo, Hallie


March 25, 2020

Monet K. | Class of 2020

Long time no post! I am here to say hello, as we are all staying in our homes and catching up on work that we have put off. How are we doing these days? What projects are you working on?

Here are a few images of my friend Monet, who graduated this quarter from Seattle University! This is an exciting year for me because I resonate with the graduates of both high school and college. It's my grad year, too! Although classes for the rest of us will be online this coming spring quarter, I am going to be around the Seattle University campus to make sure our photo needs are met (of course, 6 ft away) for grad announcements! Class of 2020, we are still going to celebrate, it might just look a little different. 

xo, Hallie

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