MichelleHenley

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253.820.5496

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 film sets from Production Assistant to Second Camerawoman to Set Dresser to Script Supervisor to On-Set Costumer. Some recent projects include a short film for AT&T produced by VICE Magazine, a promotional piece for the Microsoft Envision Center, a C-Suite episode for Bloomberg Television about the Seattle Sounders and a Syfy tv series, Z Nation. My biggest loves are music videos and experimental art films.

I am available for freelance photography services – commercial, portrait, event and fine art. I have taken images for the likes of Canlis Glass, Kangaloop, Kimberlin Silver Co., Deniath, The Vutique, Stone Soup Theatre, Eat Drink Catering of Deca Hotel, Apartment Guide, Zillow. I also am available for various roles on video sets.

I spent almost two years at a commercial and fine art photo and video studio on the waterfront in Fremont. I then worked as the Gallery Manager of a glass art gallery downtown Seattle before transitioning into working full-time in the photo and video industry.

I love nature, running, power tools, picnics, shadows, cooking, biking, music, vintage dresses, reflections, combat boots, kind and passionate people and nerding out to photo and video equipment.