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Meet Diane Hamacher

Today we’d like to introduce you to Diane Hamacher.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I grew up in Bordeaux, in the South West of France, studied in Germany and worked in Paris after graduating from Business School. My husband and I met in Paris and moved to San Diego 10 years ago. I worked in a corporate job for 14 years until I decided it was time for a change.

I have always been drawn by the power of images to communicate emotions and have been taking pictures since I was a teenager (no digital camera at that time, the good old argentic camera with film). When my first child was born 6 years ago, my husband bought me my first DSLR, my photography skills were taken to the next level. Over the past year, I have been redefining my style, taking classes, workshop, thousands of pictures during friends and family events and worked as a second photographer at client events. At the end of 2017, I was ready to start my new adventure as a lifestyle photographer.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m a lifestyle Photographer from Brands to Families. I have a documentary approach so I will not ask you to pose, “say cheese” or even look at the camera. I want to capture real moments, connections and make you feel comfortable so you will even forget that I’m there.

For Brands and small businesses I will spend some time in your office/ shop, capturing the environment, the products, the people.

For Families, I love in-home sessions so I can follow you in your environment and capture your everyday life. I’ll ask the family to plan activities they are usually doing together like cooking, reading or even getting your kids’ hair done so I can capture your family as you are.

What do I hope people take away from it?

In our family vacation home in France, we have a poster of my cousins and I on a surfboard, all on our tummies, laughing and about to fall from the board into the water. I don’t remember that specific moment but I have very fond memories of my summer vacations in our family house when I was a kid. That’s what I want to offer my clients, freeze a moment in time, capture real family moments they will love looking at in 2, 10 or 20 years from now.

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
If you already have a day job not related to your art, do not take the leap of faith to pursue your artistic dream until you have a solid plan and some money in the bank to cover your expenses.

I’m just starting my business so I’m sure as the months go by I’ll discover a few more opportunities to improve and grow.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I’m currently working on my website that should go live pretty soon, so currently you can find me on FB and Instagram.

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Image Credit:
Diane Hamacher Photography

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