I received the best surprise this morning! THE COVER!!! I got the cover / feature story of Luxe Magazine! Feeling very excited, proud and so happy for my client, Brian of Brian Paquette Interiors!
Gah!! This feeling never gets old :)
Go by your local newsstand and purchase your copy!!
Can I scream a little? Just a little?!
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing an interior design project for the talented Kenna Stout of Brio Interior Design. After a few months of keeping quiet, I can finally announce that her project made the cover of Seattle Magazine!!!
Feeling very excited and proud of this one! Go to your local newsstand and purchase 5+ copies! ;)
Hello world! I'm alive!!! It's been too long since my last post...9 months to be exact! Eeek!
I want to keep this short and simple because I can't contain my excitement any longer!
Last year I was approached by Glasfurd & Walker to photograph a campaign for the rebrand of Ellenos Yogurt. Seattle based, Ellenos is a yogurt company that comes up with some of the most delicious yogurt combinations you can think of (Marionberry is my personal favorite!).
After a few months of planning, we created and photographed 5 different looks that were guaranteed to fit well with the new branding. Well, the website is finally live and I can share it with all of you! Go ahead, check it out!
Back in August I was approached by Ste. Marie Art + Design to photograph one of their amazing Seattle projects, Meat & Bread. Vancouver based, Ste. Marie Art + Design is the creative force behind restaurants such as Revolver and Pidgin. Their work is bold, alluring and evokes emotion while beautifully complementing the food.
Upon walking into the restaurant, I was immediately moved by the design of the space. The interior is masculine yet warm and inviting. Dark but beautifully highlighted by natural light. As you all know, this is the recipe to perfection in my eyes.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a food photography and styling workshop in New York. The class was held at Sunday Suppers, with owner Karen Mordechai, and Aran Goyoaga from Canelle et Vanille.
I've been a huge fan of Sunday Suppers and their approach to photography/design for a very long time so saying I was excited would be an understatement. Their studio could easily be considered my version of heaven. The windows face north allowing uninterrupted light to flood the space with a beautiful glow. The studio includes a pristine kitchen with white subway tiles, stainless-steal appliances, concrete finishes and a huge white marble island.
Throughout the years I've struggled with finding the confidence in my work. It takes a different type of person to understand my aesthetic and approach to photography. More than a hand full of times I've heard "There is too much white space" and "Can we add this or that...?" Well, I find beauty in the white space and I enjoy leaving some room for the imagination.
The experience at Sunday Suppers allowed me to feel a lot more confident by simply letting me thrive without any restrictions. The biggest takeaway from Aran and Karen's workshop: Trust yourself and continue to keep it simple. The beauty is in the food itself.
A few months ago I was sitting at Odd Fellows enjoying dinner with my partner, Devin. As I sat there eating my fries, a beautiful woman walked in front of me. I looked at Devin and said "Wow she is gorgeous...I think I have to run after her and ask her if she would allow me to photograph her". He looked at me and said "she might think you're crazy." I didn't allow the thought of that to stop me. I ran after her, politely introduced myself and asked her if she would ever be interested in doing a photo shoot together. We exchanged numbers and went our separate ways. I walked away uncertain if anything would come of my attempt, but, at least I tried.
Long story short, we made it happen. The results make this grown man want to cry!
I have always celebrated and appreciated the beauty of a strong woman. A woman that dreams, conquers, and never allows anyone to come in the way of her dreams. Hanna, is one of those women. Strong, independent and doesn't give a shit what you think.
There is so much beauty within all of us. You don't need to fit within a certain mold...You don't need to wear a ton of makeup and you don't need to follow the beat of anyone else's drum. At the end of the day, simply follow your heart; do what feels right for you.
I walked away from this shoot feeling empowered and proud of my profession. Empowered by Hanna's confidence and very proud for trusting my gut.
Cheers to all the ladies across the world. You are beautiful. I'm honored to able to capture your beauty.
After a few late nights, extra coffee, and some more coffee, the site is up!
WELCOME to the NEW www.hariskenjar.com.
Thanks for bearing with me as I work out the kinks. For any questions, suggestions, or just shout outs, please don't hesitate to comment or shoot me an email.
To discuss a potential assignment, project or collaboration, please contact me directly. I would love to chat with you.
Looking forward to hearing from you and sharing in some artistic mischief.