hhobbess

a photoblog

hobbes // 20 // los angeles



Anonymous asked:

I deeply associate with you

i like this <3

Anonymous asked:

idk if you remember me but my URL was howtodresswell, I saw your article and wanted to say congrats, very cool stuff and I've always loved your work!

aw yeah !! hi tevin thank you <33 i’ve always thought u were really cool

Anonymous asked:

you probably get asked this a lot but how do you set up your self portrait shots ? i assume like a tripod and potentially a remote timer but some of them are from such incredible angles like

yeah its all tripod and self timer im so not fancy. if its from a crazy angle im probably like on the floor or something or camera is in a very dangerous spot x____x 

vivian-fu:

fleeten:

vicemag:

Hobbes Ginseberg is a 20-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer who doesn’t want to make a big deal about their gender but prefers the pronouns she or they. They moved to Seattle after completing high school, and a year and a half after that followed their dreams to Hollywood. We met when I was in LA visiting artists on official VICE business last month, and I was immediately struck by Hobbes’s alert, inquisitive presence. After having known each other for no more than five minutes, we decided we should work together on an issue of MATTEmagazine to be released at the New York Art Book Fair this week at MoMA PS1, and went to the roof of the hotel, where I made the above cover portrait. I only had four frames left on my roll of film, but somehow each picture turned out to be interesting. Hobbes is someone who uses their self-image as their art, so this wasn’t actually that surprising. A mix of politically engaged self-portraiture in photography in the tradition of Catherine Opie, Cobain-scented soft grunge internet phenomena, and something indescribably glamourous and completely their own, Hobbes’s Selfies made me want to find out more about them.

VICE: How did you start taking pictures?
Hobbes Ginsberg:
 I used to do a lot of street photography. Taking pictures started for me on a trip to New York in the summer of 2010 and I had this “professional” point-and-shoot camera that I borrowed from a friend. I started taking photos of all the people I saw on the street who interested me visually. I had a vague idea of what street photography was at that point from deviantART, and on that trip I saw an exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson and some other old guy I dont remember. It took off from there. I did a lot of street work in Nicaragua.

When did you start taking pictures of yourself?
About two years ago I stopped shooting outside for a long time, and felt a need to turn inward so I just took a ton of selfies. It was easier for me to try new things that way. I borrowed some lights from the yearbook team at my school, and thats how I first got into studio work.

What kind of role does taking pictures of yourself play in your life?
In terms of my oeuvre, most people care the most about my selfies, and its what cemented my current aesthetic. It also the work I make that is the most cathartic for me. I get into these moods where I feel really shitty, and the way to fix it is to take photos.

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angel friend livin the glam life

HOBBES KILLING IT

!!!

read the interview / buy the mag / etc etc

<3_<3 thank u everyone

you picked away at the flower 
that is my love. 
my deep rooted rose. 
petal by petal. 
"he loves me?" 
he loves me not. 
petal by petal 
pieces of me. 
stolen , fallen , lost.
petal by petal…

- simone turner

simone and mackenzie, los angeles

sept 2014

shot by hobbes ginsberg

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simone came to me after she was able to get away from her abusive boyfriend of ~2 years asking me to capture her bruises and scars and wanting to feel pretty 

we made these photos together and she is beautiful and powerful

fleeten:

these pix do wonders for my self confidence. ideal form realized

collab w/ hhobbess

bonus pixx

collab w/ cheyennesophia, los angeles
sept 2014

collab w/ cheyennesophia, los angeles

sept 2014

Anonymous asked:

do you mind if people paint your photographs?

no ! please paint my photos and show me after !!!

Anonymous asked:

what are your favorite places in la to go? Like little secret spots that not many kids know about that are just sick to just sit around at

tbh i dont really know LA very well and i dont go out much x___x only place we’ve ever done that is on the roof of a friend of a friend’s apt complex

all i know is dont come to hollywood blvd unless its to hang out w/ me

courtlyn, los angeles
sept 2014
shot by hobbes ginsberg

courtlyn, los angeles

sept 2014

shot by hobbes ginsberg

chloe ft pabst for NIN3 clothing
makeup by lauren ribera
shot by hobbes ginsberg
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preview of some clothes / jewelry i shot that will be coming out soon
shop the look here

chloe ft pabst for NIN3 clothing

makeup by lauren ribera

shot by hobbes ginsberg

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preview of some clothes / jewelry i shot that will be coming out soon

shop the look here

fleeten:

smashprintingpress:

Announcing the release of snapped chat, a full-color photozine of snaps. An extension of the snapped chat project. 


Featuring work by: 
Vivian Fu, Lauren Cook, Paige Steplewski, Abbie Heath, Cheyenne Sophia, Ariana Huerta, Amy Stober, Ashley Walters, Garrett Lockhart, Kelly Surdo, Cynthia Mai Ammann, Ronika Mcclain, Caroline Caswell, Emily Mason, Hobbes Ginsberg, Suzanna Zak, Liv Thurley, Van Robinson, Carlin Brown, Lindsay Bottos.

color laZer printed
32 pages
September, 2014
First edition of 28

Cover by Carlin Brown


Order it in the shop.

cute thing 

zine from a fun project i was part of with all of my fav photo friends

Anonymous asked:

Have you thought about selling your zines at The Last Bookstore? I saw a sign in the comic books section that said Zines and was hoping to see yours, but of course, I didn't see them. :(

ive never heard of the lost bookstore but it sounds really cool !! maybe if i start making really nice zines i will hit them up <3

Anonymous asked:

Did you work at urban outfitters on Broadway at one point? I dont wanna sound too creepy but I swear I've seen you smoking on break or s/t a long long time ago :x anyways I'm glad I stumbled across yer blog cus you do great work!!

i never worked there but i have smoked outside that urban lots of times so it def could have been me !

thank you <333