Photographer Michelle Grace Hunder is living her dream

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NAME

Michelle Grace Hunder

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Music Photographer

 

FAVOURITE BAND?

Kendrick Lamar (*not a band lol)

FAVOURITE SONG?

m.A.A.d city

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?

Ecca Vandal, my absolute favourite AUS artist to see live!

IS THIS WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF?

I feel like I’m constantly pinching myself because I absolutely love my life and what I do. I get to take photos of all my favourite artists, go on tour, and be inspired by people that I really connect with! Definitely living the dream.

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FORKS IN THE ROAD, HOW DO YOU MANAGE THEM?

Forks in the road for me have always been the most exciting time for real change and progress. Even when I’ve been made redundant or something in past careers, it's always turned out for the best, and lead me on the road that eventually meant I picked up a camera. It's hard to see it at the time, but those moments have always been really positive in the end.

DESCRIBE YOUR WORK ETHIC

Relentlessly self driven.

DO YOU HAVE ANY LITTLE SECRETS TO YOUR PASSION?

There's no other secret other than bloody hard work, every person that I know that has been successful works around the clock!

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A TEENAGER? WHAT MAJOR THINGS DID YOU COME TO REALISE AS YOU GREW UP?

Deeply insecure, incredibly self absorbed with how I looked being important and it consuming me because I wasn’t the ‘pretty girl’. I was a tomboy and hung out with boys a lot, felt very comfortable around men on this level, could easily become one of the boys and was quite proud of it. As I got older I realised I turned a blind eye to a lot of stuff and really forced myself to unpack the reasons why I never felt comfortable around women. In my older age this has really changed and I have the most amazing friendship group of incredible women who inspire and challenge me daily.

Michelle is the co-creator of Her Sound, Her Story which screens in Sydney on July 11 and Melbourne July 12 - get tickets here. Read the EL Letter here and follow Her Sound, Her Story on Instagram. Follow Michelle on Instagram and Facebook here.