Today we’d like to introduce you to Hannah Bernabe.
Hannah, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I knew about photography through stories of my grandfather being a photographer in his own right. But I never truly envisioned following his footsteps.I started with an interest in travel and landscape photography. My first camera was a Sony Cybershot camera. I don’t think it’s even made in production anymore. I really liked the idea of photography as a way to freeze a moment in time. That feeling of being the person who does that can be really empowering and lets creativity shine in a different way.
After I received my first Nikon, I started to dabble with portraits. That was the moment that I started falling for photography as a craft. The whole idea of having a vision and seeing it come to life through models, make-up, clothing, and location is something that keeps me going till this day. I love the idea of capturing the minutest moments of a person’s whole demeanor and creating art out of it.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am primarily a portraits photographer. I create fashion and lifestyle portraits, but I also provide wedding engagement and product photography.Early in my photography journey, my images started very colorfully and vibrant. But I believe as time went on, I try to balance colors with capturing quiet moments.
I want to use my photography as a way to use colors and expressions to create beautiful images. There’s just something powerful about creating that balance and I hope will stand out as I grow and learn more as a photographer.
For me, creating such work like photography is a creative service that I have the privilege of doing. Having the chance to photograph amazing models and couples fuels my inspiration to be better. My hope is that it translates into my work and sparks inspiration to someone else.
The stereotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Know your worth financially.Don’t be scared of creating prices and policies that reflect where you are as an artist. This is a lesson I’m still learning today.Once you realize that you’re in a position that free work is no longer acceptable, stand your ground and make sure that you’re compensated either monetarily or through a beneficial trade.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
To support my work, the biggest thing that people can do is to share, like and/or retweet my work. In an oversaturated industry, it really does take the right pair of eyes to see my work and give me more opportunities.
- Website: hannahbernabe.com
- Phone: 8185369562
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @hb.photo
- Facebook: facebook.com/HBPhotos.013
- Twitter: @hannahbernabe
Models: Iyla Dizechi, Sophia Araujo, Joann Van Noy, Jeanna Wessling