If you see Hamza Hassan’s photography, you may think that it was done by world renowned professional photographers. These beautiful pictures were done by the junior from JDHS. His photography is an amazing aspect of his personality and you can see that through his beautiful pictures. These pictures are featured on his very own website, hohvisuals.com, and blog, hohvisuals.com/thoughts-released/. This blog is where he features his own and others’ photography and such. It is a great way to get inspiration from other artists and photographers. It is also a great way to contribute to someone’s growing brand. 

Hassan has been doing photography for about three years, however these pictures seem like they were taken by a highly experienced and impressive photographer. One of the main reasons that Hamza became a photographer was because of his dad, someone who was interested in photography himself. Some of his inspirations are from the leader of the photography brand Lyrical Lemonade, Cole Bennett. Bennett inspires Hassan to build his brand into more than just photography. 

Hassan’s favorite thing about photography is the ability to capture emotions and tackle issues through a lens. He said, ”Seeing a picture can show someone how issues and feelings impact us so greatly, especially when things are ‘frozen’ and someone has time to process what they are seeing.” His favorite thing to photograph is people because he loves to take portraits and see emotions through the expression of people’s faces. His advice to people wanting to start their own photography brand is “to really get yourself out there!” He believes that photography is often underrated as a form of art, and that you have to push your work out to be seen. He also suggests not to rush anything. He says to take time for your creative ability and your photographic eye to kick in. If you can, work with people around you that you know to gain exposure and grow your experience at the same time. 

Take a look at these incredible pictures!

Nora Gross is a sophomore this year and is very excited to be co-editing the culture section. Nora loves all things surrounding fashion, music, and films.