Hannah Dansie has been in my peripheral creative community for years, but it wasn't until recently that I really started to get to know her on a deeper level. We were both featured in a recent group show together, and through that experience I was quickly drawn to her on an emotional and intuitive level.
Hannah's collages and paintings, filled with fantastic landscapes populated by mysterious, solitary characters, explore the connections between ourselves and our surroundings in a way that can be simultaneously reassuring and unsettling.
Hannah has recently been moving through waves of profound life transition that I can deeply relate to in a way that has formed a foundation of kinship on which a friendship can grow. I was really excited to capture this time of change for her in a way that she could find both safe and empowering. It's not easy to push through change, and it's certainly not easy to put yourself in front of the exposed gaze of a photographer during such a challenging time. Hannah showed up bravely in the interest of commemorating this place in time, and that willingness and grace shows in her images.
Check out Hannah's amazing work here.