Max Hasselberg: August Photographer of the Month

Interview by Avery Fields/
Photos by Max Hasselberg

Max Hasselberg, 19, from Dalton, Georgia, believes the best advice is to “do what you want to do.” Hasselberg’s photograph received the most votes among the other nominees. He previously won Photographer of the Week on the third of August.

We interviewed Hasselberg to share his advice and experiences with the Bokeh Focus community. He gained an appreciation for what is often overlooked.

The photos in this story are Hasselberg’s original images (© Max Hasselberg).

Max Hasselberg: A hand in a dark room reaching under a lightbulb
La Fayette, Georgia
July 2022
Photo: Max Hasselberg

What is the story behind the photos you’ve submitted?

Hasselberg: They were photos I took during a caving expedition into Pettyjohn’s Cave.

Do you have a specific theme or topic that is the focus of your photography?

Hasselberg: Non-human photography. Liminal space and abandoned structures.

What have you gained/experienced while working with this topic?

Hasselberg: An appreciation for things that are often overlooked.

Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t notice about you.

Hasselberg: I took 3 years of culinary, and love music.

What’s a piece of advice you would offer to other photographers to encourage their creativity?

Hasselberg: Do what you want to do.

We at Bokeh Focus appreciate Hasselberg for sharing the treasures he finds through his photographic adventures, bringing to our attention the beautiful captures that are in some of our everyday lives. Thank you for sharing your work with the greater Bokeh Focus community as well as your words of advice, Max.

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