Recently I interviewed the lovely photographer Hana Haley, she is so incredibly talented and her photo's are pure genius. She likens her photo's to "stray lashes that have fallen loose from my lids to exist somewhere else. They are secrets I've let slip out."
1. What first got you interested in photography and how long have you been taking photo's for?
I started reading fashion magazines like W and Nylon when I was 13 years old. I used their pages for wallpaper, collages, as decorations in my high school locker... I started surrounding myself with pretty pictures that made me want to make my own. I've been taking photos since 2008.
2. Whose work has influenced you most?
Filmmakers have actually had the biggest influence over my aesthetic. Alfred Hitchcock's vintage quirkiness and Sofia Coppola's romanticism have had big effects on me.
3. What type of camera do you usually use and why?
I love film SLRs like my canon Ae-1. The SLR has the cinematic look to it that I love, and film gives photos an eternal feeling that just doesn't exist in digital pictures.
4. How do you process your photo's?
I just started scanning my negatives which was a really wonderful experience but I almost always prefer to get my pictures developed with prints and scan the prints directly.
5. Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?
There was a recent series I shot 'Arienette' that I traveled to my childhood home in Oregon to produce. I think it will always mean more to me than the others because it was the most personal photoshoot I've done with a history and a heartbeat I'd never felt before. It really has inspired me to add more meaning to future series.
6. What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
You can never get worse, you will always get better at what you do.