Homeless to Happy: A Photographer's Journey to Optimism and Success

  • 28 January 2021
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Homeless to Happy: A Photographer's Journey to Optimism and Success
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@ChristopherHall  mentioned this when it released, but we wanted to bring it back around for the new folks.  Christopher went from homelessness to happiness and it was all thanks to photography! After neglecting his health around 2011, Christopher found himself in the hospital with doctors predicting he had less than a week to live. As this interview was in 2020, clearly Christopher beat the odds, and his story is nothing short of inspirational. You’ll have to listen in to hear the full story for yourself! 

 

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@Megan thanks for the repost. I hope it does help more people. I had some great feedback last time it went out.

Things have changed a bit over the last year, but still looking for the opportunities. The business have moved and changed name. 

It is Christopher James Hall (much easier to remember when it's your name) now. I also opened my studio in July doing headshots.

Now just working on a new project to help those suffering with the challenges of mental illness which is very exciting.

Chris 

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I love hearing that update, @ChristopherHall! Opening a studio in the midst fo a pandemic must have been crazy challenging. I’d love to hear more about that project- maybe @LoganFahey needs to have you back for a follow up! 

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@Megan Yeah opening the studio was a bit of a challenge. It was though something good that came out of the chaos. Due to the pandemic I was faced with giving up my photography business and getting another job or giving up my flat and moving back with the parents. I decided that photography was too important to me so decided the flat had to go. 

It wasn’t easy moving the business to a new county, however, someone I know had an office available that I could use as a studio. I must have thought about for all of 5 seconds before I decided, that as it was my dream to have a studio, to go for it.

Everything came together in a couple of weeks, the move and setting up the studio. I ended up getting my first client through the door even before the studio was officially open. It was interesting taking headshots with walls half painted tins of paint still around. We had fun though and he got published in a magazine and gave me credit for the photos which was amazing. I also managed to get a silver award for his headshot. My first award for a headshot and the first time I have used a studio.

Things have settled down a bit now which is great as I can now spend time working on my project to help others through my photography.

And yes, if @LoganFahey can put up with me again it would be great to be back.

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