a little bit of everything and a whole lot of film

8 Jan 2018

Interview | Hannah Miriam

Let me start by saying that Hannah (or Honey to those who are close to her and who from this moment on will be referred to as such) is my baby sister. Now I love and admire both my sisters equally and beyond comprehension but this series has begun to lean towards film photography and Honey is a film photography fiend like I am so it seems rather fitting to include her on my list. Did I mention she does digital photography too? And she paints, and draws, and does brush lettering and interior design and is a pre-school teacher, and she bakes.. and I could go on.

She's going to kill me for saying this but she's basically a younger, more innocent, less cynical, more talented version of me. :) I love you Honeysuckle, peace.

1. Place of Birth
Honey: Zamboanga City, Philippines

2. Where has been the most inspiring place you have travelled to and what has made it so inspiring for you?
Honey: Davao City, Philippines for the people, the way of life and the streets are so clean. Davao has inspired me to explore more and try and live a sustainable life. Old Town Spring here in Houston for the antique shops and the Crawfish festival.

3. Top 5 things on your bucket list.
Honey: Visit the Polynesian islands
Ride on a hot air balloon
Set foot on all 7 continents
Watch baby turtles hatch
Learn how to surf

4. What is your greatest extravagance?
Honey: Buying that expensive watch that my Mom likes for her birthday last year.

5. What made you delve into film photography and how long have you been shooting with film?
Honey: My stepdad inspired me to take film photographs, he is a film enthusiast as well. He has a 1970 film camera which he passed on to me (a Minolta SRT 201). I've been into film for about 7 years now.

6. What is your favourite film stock?
Honey: Fujifilm Superia Xtra 400. I have yet to shoot the Ilford HP5 you sent me!

7. Why film though?
Honey: I love the rawness and the nostalgic feel to it. It gives you this sense of living in the past.

8. Youtube or Instagram?
Honey: Instagram.

9. Colour or B&W?
Honey: B&W.

10. Introvert or extrovert? 
Honey: Introvert, for sure.

11. Early bird or night owl?
Honey: Night owl. My creative juices flow freely at night.

12. Name 3 songs that would sum up your 2017.
Honey: Five foot Three by Flannelgraph, Follow the Sun by Caroline Pennell, In the Waiting by Kina Grannis

13. Name 3 books that you can read over and over again. (Or 3 films you can watch over and over again.)
Honey: Movie - Like Stars on Earth, Million Dollar Arm Book: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

14. What was one insecurity you had about yourself and what did you do to overcome it?
Honey: My appearance. I look like a 19 year old. (Author's note - she's 27 and get's carded or mistaken for a minor and she is OVER it teehee). I wanted to look my age. I got over it by accepting the fact that I will still look young when I turn 30. Haha

15. Describe yourself in one word.
Honey: Can it be three? An old soul.

16. What makes you happy?
Honey: Sea turtles, babies, art, stuffed toys, tea, anything vintage, notebooks, calligraphy pens.

17. Name 3 (people, things, era, music) that have inspired you.
Honey: C.S. Lewis, The 1960's, Jazz music.

All photographs by Hannah Miriam

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