We copyrighted the idea in 2012. The concept is simple. We identify emerging creatives, interesting people who we believe will be captivating to read about. We invite people to interview themselves and to take a selfie. The self-interview with selfie was inspired by an empirical tool specifically for use in memory studies research. Our idea was developed to overcome some of the practical limitations of one-to-one interviews and address a new type of journalism. We ask queer creatives & interesting people to interview themselves. The manner can be through storytelling, diary-keeping, questions, images, sound, or any other meaning of representation. We believe it is interesting what our guests wanna tell people about themselves avoiding the intrusion by another person. Today we invited Hue Hale.
Image information sheet:
- Images 001-005: are taken from Hale’s project “He Suffers With His Nerves”.
- Images 006-013: are taken from Hale’s project “He Wasn’t there”.
- Image 014: is “Untitled”-All photography, creative direction, editing and modelling are by Hue Hale.
Image 015: “From Dusk Till Dawn” Photography/editing/creative direction by Hue Hale, designs by Jakeyoung Shim, modelling by Norwin.
- Image 016: “PETORC” Photography/editing/creative direction by Hue Hale, modelling done by Peter.
- Images 017-018: “Touch With Your Eyes” Photography/editing/creative direction by Hue Hale, 3D rendering by Rebecca Flynn, MUA by Yasmin Archer, and the modelling by Rey.
- Images 019-020: “ZuVerschenken” Photography/editing/creative direction by Hue Hale, MUA/modelling/designs by George Murray.
Hue Hale Bio/Interview:
Hue Hale is a visual artist who was born and raised on the Northside of Dublin City, Ireland. With a background in fine art photography, his work focuses on conceptualising the darkness faced in everyday life, exploring his identity and mental health. Hale frequently utilizes self-portraiture and the documentation of his body to portray the mindset he’s in. Introspection and reevaluation are integral components in the projects he undertakes. He uses visual art cathartically, as a method of healing and therapy. Hale’s work has been exhibited and published throughout Ireland, Europe & the US. His graduate project ‘He Suffers With His Nerves’ which serves as a document of the fragile mental health of a young queer man in Ireland, has been very well-received in particular.
Hale has since immigrated to Berlin and immersed himself in the vibrant queer community there, this decision has significantly impacted his work. While in Berlin he completed his project ‘He Wasn’t There’ which was about capturing the impermanence of a lover’s presence and the identity of the subject in the images when a codependent relationship crumbles. This project was then chosen to be exhibited by Hosek Contemporary a notable queer-led gallery in Berlin, thus becoming Hale’s first solo show. Since the pandemic began the themes in Hale’s work have turned a new direction. To combat the enduring monotony of the pandemic he now adapts elements of fantasy into his art as a vehicle for escapism.