For those who don't know me I'm Hannah Rose. When I first moved to Los Angeles from Denver almost 3 years ago I didn't really know why I was moving or for what, all I knew was I wanted change in my life. I've always been into the arts doing musicals, plays, dancing, etc... But when I moved I didn't know anyone and wanted to meet like minded people while creating art. So I decided to take my hobby of photography and become serious about it. I started to meet so many great people and created fun art. But slowly the fire for photography and art started to go out. I felt like I was in a funk and I didn't know how to get out of this creative rut.
I started to question why I was doing the art I was doing and honestly I didn't have a good answer. So I started to look at the films, music, photography, and art that I love, to see what I love about them. I began to realize the art I admire is the art that breaks social stigmas, portrays real people, and explores the human experience. (all things I felt like my art was lacking)
During this whole creative rut I felt like the world was going to sh*t and I strongly believe "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." That is a Desmond Tutu quote, if I'm being honest I don't know much about him I just remember hearing that quote as a kid.
So I started to think 'how do I make art I believe in while also taking a stand against the injustice around me?' Thus my idea for this publication. My goal for this publication is to start creating the artistic work I want, give great artists a platform to be seen and compensated for their work, and give back to causes I believe are doing great work.
If you've read this far, thank you! I rarely read blogs so to expect anyone to read my own is ludicrous. haha Also I am aware of my poor grammar skills so no need to let me know. haha
- Hannah Rose