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VNDL:  Describe your work/process
HH:  I take photos as a response to my surroundings. It’s my way of understanding my environment by staying aware and perceptive. I usually have an idea of a direction or particular feeling I’m trying to go for, but it’s not rigid. I like to just let it happen and get lost in the moment then figure out what it means later.

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What have you been up to recently? (trips, projects, work?)
I’ve been going through my archives and scanning a lot of negatives and slides that are over 10 years old, many of which have never been printed or scanned before. I think photographs generally age very well and things that were not interesting to me back then are now really great looking.

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Favorite Quote

I hate picking a favorite anything but I like this one from Eckhart Tolle a lot – “You are the universe expressing itself as a human for a little while”

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Advice to other creative’s/aspiring artists
Figure out how to keep making work whenever and wherever you can. Be adaptable and try new things. Don’t wait for the timing to be right or for all the pieces to be in place. Just do it.

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What are you currently listening to/reading/ watching?
I really love the new Tame Impala record “Lonerism”.  Also I’m really enjoying the New Solange record and just about anything produced by Devonté Hynes a.k.a Blood Orange. Oh and there’s a new Burial 12” out also! I just recently finished the book “Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression” by Dale Maharidge. It’s an interesting look at the decline of manufacturing jobs and the changing economy in the United States over the past 30 years.6645665691_f3087fa742_b

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Somewhere being creative and living peacefully.

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Who is or where does your inspiration come from? Any emerging artists to watch out for?
My Inspiration comes from being engaged in life – being open minded and trying new things. It can be as simple as taking a different route to work or visiting a neighborhood I’ve never been to before.

Hans is a photographer based out of New York City.

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