Swedish Photographer Hannah Lemholt
Let's delve further into neutral bliss, shall we? After writing a moment ago about Love Warriors I realized that I should shine a special spotlight on their lead photographer and partner, Hannah Lemholt. Hannah shoots most of what you see on the Love Warriors website and, being an accomplished photographer, she also takes on clients and does her own work separate from Love Warriors. Her blog, Honey Pie Living, is my dream space. It's where I go when I need to clear my mind, replenish my soul and just escape reality. It's calming, though-provoking and imaginative. Hannah is so talented that her work will leave you breathless, especially if you appreciate a very artistic approach to photography. I refer to Hannah as the Swedish Angelina Jolie. One look at her, and you'll see why...
What a stunning lady. Her self portraits, shown in abundance on her blog, are pure magic and never feel staged or show off-y like lots of these typical fashion and lifestyle bloggers are these days constantly trying to hard (ha ha sorry, I had to say it). Her presence on her blog is there but quiet and gentle and never screams, "Look at me! Give me attention! Like me!". It's natural and graceful, and I love that so much.
And beyond her external beauty, her soul is filled with creativity and passion for finding and creating beauty in the world around her. I can easily get lost in her wardrobe too. There isn't a single piece that she wears that doesn't appeal to me on some level. Everything looks so casual, balanced, cozy and feminine with a definite rustic, bohemian spirit.
This photo, above, makes me feel so calm and protected. I guess it's because I still believe that we all have our own angel. It's a belief I've held since childhood and no matter how many people may feel otherwise, or think it's crazy, religious, or somehow odd to imagine life beyond what we see - I still believe in the magic and beauty that exists elsewhere and I still, despite how much religion has let me down, believe that there is more to life than the seen - and that belief has held me safe for my entire life - it's given me hope and above all other things, has given me wings of my own. HOPE does that. And as long as there is hope, there is light and a belief that more can come to us.
This is a glimpse of her home - I've seen the entire apartment in a German magazine not to long ago and remember swooning over her personal style and feeling so deeply moved by how much care and attention she gives to every detail. People who are this detail-oriented really move me. I guess it's because a huge piece of me longs to live this way yet with my brain racing and the attention problems I've dealt with since I was a small girl, it's also a part of me that I may never see truly manifest itself outside of my own imagination. It's a battle. I wonder if you battle this too?
Hannah (shown above) has the same camera strap that I do from Bloom Theory. It really is this beautiful in person, too. I gave one away not too long ago in a contest I hosted on Instagram (@decor8) and had a ton of entries - my readers love these straps!
Hannah thank you for your endless inspiration - so many people who don't know about you will now - and so many who already in love with your work, like me, are so grateful for your endless exquisite creativity that inspires us all.
(images: hannah lemholt)