MichelleHenley

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I am very thankful for my senses. I love imagery so much so that it makes me weak in the knees. I am inspired by artists like Francesca Woodman, Jean-Luc Godard, Wong Kar Wai, Ana Mendieta, Frida Kahlo, Michel Gondry, Martin de Thurah, Wes Anderson, Egon Schiele, as well as find inspiration from athletes and musicians and raw chefs and the attitudes of puppies.

I appreciate how photography and videography allow you to curate a perspective. They are an exercise in focusing on what you find meaningful, compelling, odd, interesting - spending time focusing on and engaging with the things around you. The type of imagery I hope to create is suggestive of full and intentional living. Images of movement, of inspired places, of delicious food, of honest emotions, of beautifully designed objects.

I started my career in film and have over 9 years experience working on both film and photo sets, large and small, from Director to AC to Set Dresser to On-Set Costumer. I currently work as Associate Filmmaker at Belief Agency in Seattle where I get to work with some of the coolest people I know telling stories. My biggest love is well executed music videos.

I previously worked as a freelance photographer, after working 2 years at a commercial and fine art photo studio – capturing commercial, portrait, event and fine art photos.

I love nature, gardens, picnics, shadows, cooking, biking, music, reflections, kind and passionate people and nerding out to photo and video equipment.