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Life & Work with Hannah Miller

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hannah Miller.

Hi Hannah, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today.
I’ve always had a passion for photography. I love looking back at pictures remembering that moment in time, and realizing how much has changed. I got my first disposable camera when I was around 8 years old. My mom would keep multiple rolls of film stocked up because one just wasn’t going to cut it for me. It would be like Christmas morning, getting my envelope with my pictures developed back and looking through them. That moved onto scrapbooking, digital cameras, always being “that person” that has to take pictures of everything.

Fast forward to 2015, my husband bought me my first DSLR camera for my birthday because he knew I would never spend the money to get myself a decent camera. I started teaching myself how to use it and became obsessed with photography repeatedly! I live in Baltimore & it is one of the most amazing places to take pictures. It’s endless- the people, different cultures, history, scenery. I feel like it’s played a big part in my photography style. Baltimore gets a bad rap, but it’s a diamond in the rough. I find so much beauty in it through my pictures, as I hope others do too.

I created Seas The Memories Photography back in 2016. I wanted a name that would stand out & I love the beach. It’s one of my other favorite things in this world. “Let’s Seas the Memories.” I love to walk around Baltimore with my camera and see where my feet take me. I’ve been really into abandoned buildings and graffiti for the past few years. I wondered how the buildings looked back in their prime and what families grew up in these homes. The artwork is wild. I suffer from anxiety, so photography is a great escape for me. I can do my own thing and set my standards and goals.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There’s not much disappointment when you don’t expect what you’re doing to go far anyway. You’re just doing what you love. But at the same time, yes, there are struggles. I get booked for photo shoots but not as often as I would like. I set up as a vendor at events and get tons of compliments but not many purchases on my canvases and prints. There are so many photographers out there these days I’m still figuring out what sets me apart from the rest.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Seas, The Memories Photography specializes in mostly urban street life photography. I was finding beauty out of nothing. I am proud of nothing huge, but I won a photo contest for Dundalk Renaissance. I placed 1st place in 2 categories and 2nd place in another category. My pictures were printed, framed, and hung along with my name at The Forge in Dundalk! What’s so crazy to me and makes me proud is I’m from West Virginia. The first place I lived when I moved to Baltimore was an apartment complex right behind the shopping center where my photos were hung! I used to run over there to get candy and pogs. Who would’ve thought 20 years later I would be pulling up to check out my pictures? Like I said, I’m still figuring out what sets me apart from the rest. I’m learning a lot on my self-taught journey.

We love surprises, fun facts, and incredible stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I bought a 3 bedroom house last year to turn one of the bedrooms into my studio. This isn’t just to get likes on social media. This is a lifestyle! Hopefully, one day, I can quit my 9-5 and make this a full-time gig.

Pricing:

  • $50 30 min session
  • $95 1 hour session
  • $25-$65 canvases
  • $2 button pins

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: seasthememories
  • Facebook: Seas The Memories Photography

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