Guestagrammer of the Week: Harrison Hill
Momenta welcomes this week’s guestagrammer, Harrison Hill
Senior Photojournalism student at Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
Connection to Momenta:
I first learned about momenta through my photo editor at the LA Times. He gave me the day off and allowed me to attend the 1-day Photo Biz Skills workshop in LA. After that I was hooked. Just a few months later I participated in the Project Portland photo workshop in Portland, OR.
Tell us about your journey as an image-maker and how you got to where you are today.
I was first introduced to photography through my father, who was a photographer and editor in the late 80s. In high school, I realized that photography was the only thing that kept me going, so I decided to take things further and study photojournalism. There, I gained a passion for storytelling that has given me complete fulfillment in life.
What stories or issues are you most passionate about covering?
I am most passionate about covering the complex American subcultures and the issues that hide between our main highways. The stories we tell in our own backyards are usually the ones that have the biggest effect on our lives and the lives of the ones around us.
Where do you look for inspiration for your work: books, movies, authors, photographers, art, certain people?
There is a multitude of things I do to get inspired. I am always checking out people’s work online and seeing what my peers are covering in their communities. I also have a small photo book collection that I look to for inspiration.
What social media or news feeds do you follow regularly?
I follow all of the major media outlets (New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) I also follow a lot of urban culture magazines like Complex and Fader Magazine. I love keeping up with the latest trends in music, fashion, etc.
What is one passion you have outside of photography that might come as a surprise to our readers?
I love distance running. One of my biggest goals outside of photography is to qualify for the Boston Marathon, which I am hoping to achieve in the next couple of years.
What can we expect to see this week from your guestagramming on our Momenta Instagram account?
I will be posting work from my time as an intern for the Los Angeles Times this past summer. I will also be displaying work from the Project Portland Workshop.
#seizethemomenta, and follow @momentaworkshops on Instagram to see Harrison’s great work!
About the author…
Jen May Pastores
Jen May Pastores is a research and development team member and content developer at Momenta Workshops. Her expertise is in visual communications and social media.