Hey, how are you?:
I am well! I am typing this to you from my windowsill, it is near midnight and my favourite songs are playing (currently, New York Grief by Princess Demeny).
Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself?:
My name is Halle Jean March (they/she) and I am a photographer/creative director/soon to be filmmaker currently based on the west coast of Canada. I have had a camera glued to me for as long as I can remember and I can't imagine a reality without it. When I am not shooting or daydreaming about what I will shoot next, I am reading, playing my guitar, or spending time with my mother (the world's most wonderful woman and my very best friend).
How would you describe your style of work?:
I would describe my style of work as nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek, honest, and ever shifting. My work is a direct result of my ease-less over-examination of mortality and the need to capture the world around me. I want to capture moments that people will look back on and feel connected to, I want to capture the people around me in all of their stages.
What inspires your work?:
From the beginning, my work has been greatly inspired by the photographs I found in the basement of my baba and gedos home, the house that my father grew up in. My baba somehow managed to meticulously organise all of our family photos from the very beginning in perfect chronological order. When I needed an escape from the chaos of my family I would disappear into the pages of these albums for hours, seeing how close I could feel to the faces on the pages. There are also so many incredible photos of my mom as a teenager in the 90s, her style was so incredible and I love imagining what she was like before I came around (I think we would have best friends and I would do terrible things to acquire her teenage wardrobe). I think this is what brought me to film photography/super 8 video/Hi8 video, it is a way for me to continue the documentation in a very similar way.
What would be your dream project to work on?:
I have SO many!! Music is important to me, it has always been a huge dream of mine to tour with a band, documenting all of the moments in between as well as on stage. Working on any project where I can help people knock down the barriers that exist within the creative world would also be very special, maybe mentoring younger people? Any way that I could help make things more accessible would be fantastic. I would also love to work on more short fashion films and video projects in general, I have been working on my first short film and I am so excited to share more about it very soon!
Who should we be following on instagram?:
@herethere.love - they are an asian led creative collective and production agency who is going to do big, big things!
@embattaglini - There is just something about her photographs, they are so heartfelt and special and I cannot get enough!
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