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Hannah Hart Beat

Fresh Photography from Alice Gao

Hannah Hart Beat

Hey Hart Beat! Happy Mondaythatwe’reallatworkbutwishwewerehome. Just me? Anyway, this week I’m pretty stoked because I’m FINALLY getting a new phone. My upgrade is here and I am taking full advantage of it. To celebrate I’ve been looking for some new photography for my phone screen, and on that note, for my computer.

One of my favorite bloggers Alice Gao is also an extremely talented photographer and has a whole slew of gorgeous shots on her professional site. I thought I’d share with you my favorites. Let’s live casually through Miss Gao today.

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All photos by Alice Gao.

Hannah Hart Beat - The Daydreamers

Thanks HONY: The Daydreamers

Hannah Hart Beat - The Daydreamers

Hey Hart Beat. How’s your Sunday going? I’m having the most relaxing weekend in Brooklyn hanging out and catching up on reading, the internet, and most importantly music that I’ve been missing the last few weeks. One of my favorite Facebook pages (which I’m sure you all love as well) HONY photographed and featured the members of The Daydreamers, a band making it in New York. The photo above is the portrait and here’s what the band said to go along with it:

“I don’t think I’ll stay in the city much longer. Everything is so expensive that it’s just too hard to get by. We came here because we felt that we’d exhausted all the opportunities in the town that we grew up in. We’d already built a reputation locally and played in all the bars. So we decided to move to New York so we could continue growing. I guess I imagined that there would be a sort of domino effect. People would hear about us, start coming to our shows, and things would really bloom from there. But it’s been a much slower process than I expected. It’s really hard to stand out in the city because there are thousands of bands here competing for attention. You learn pretty quickly that an RSVP on Facebook doesn’t mean the person is actually going to show up.”

Of course the next thing I did was find these guys’ music and take a listen and MAN AM I GLAD I DID HART BEAT. The Daydreamers have two singles out (not on Spotify yet) but you can listen to them on youtube or via their website. I can’t stop listening, Hart Beat. I thought of you immediately and knew that if you hadn’t read the HONY piece you should and that the next thing you should do is listen to this song by them. Hope you’re having as restful a Sunday as I am.

The Daydreamers sing “I Once Was A Man.”

Hannah Hart Beat - The Daydreamers

Top photo by HONY and second via the band’s Facebook.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Hart Beat! Valentine’s Day has always been a special time on the blog and in years past I’ve done countdowns and listing my favorite romantic posts from the past on the blog. For the past two years I’ve spent my Valentine’s Day with my mom on vacation and this year we’re going south a little later so I’m in Brooklyn with Pedro for the special day.
The artist on the top photo:
“Tango is the dance of love. I danced tango from ages fourteen to eighteen in Istanbul, and was always drawn to the emotional depth of the songs and the musicality of the bandoneon. In this picture, instead of capturing the kinetic quality of the dance, I wanted to pause on a moment that portrayed the intimacy of the couple in an abstract manner.” — Pari Dukovic
This morning I saw an amazing collection of photos pulled together by The New Yorker for the holiday and I had to share them with you. What are you doing today Hart Beat in the name of love?

“Stephen and I in Copenhagen,” 2014.


“This photograph of me and my boyfriend was made while we were travelling through Denmark. A profound sadness came over me as he was heading back to New York the following morning, and I was staying in Copenhagen for three weeks to work. I had to photograph this moment and feeling. The result is a photograph that speaks to me about our shared intimacy and love for one another.” — Jen Davis

“My marriage was on the rocks when I photographed this heart of stone shrouded in mist. When I returned another day, the rock was there, but I could not find the shape of a heart.” — Rosalind Solomon
“I met a lovely girl with strawberry hair three years ago, at a party in California.  I immediately liked the light and easy way she moved through the world. A few days later, she moved to Europe to be with her family for the summer.


Feeling as though I was letting something fall through the cracks, I purchased an airplane ticket to Paris the following morning. We met and locked ourselves in an old hotel for a week. We were both very much in love. Three years later, we stayed in the same old hotel in Paris, but the lightness in us was gone, and in its place things started to feel heavy and challenging. We left that hotel and flew back to California, two very different people from the ones who’d first come.” — David Black

“Dylan and Megan,” Driftwood, Texas, 2009. 


“I began chronicling my son Dylan from the moment he came into the world. He has been a willing and gracious subject throughout his twenty-one-year journey; however, he only recently expressed the gratitude he feels for the photographic record of his life that he and I have created together. I am deeply drawn to this particular image, of him and his first steady girlfriend, Megan. We were working on his 1954 Chevrolet that afternoon, and Megan was hanging out at the shop with us. Like the majority of the photographs I have made of him, the image is unscripted, and born out of spontaneity rather than planning. Perhaps this is why my photographs of him are so appealing to me. As a commercial photographer, myriad logistics are often required to facilitate the making of a single photograph. And while I find great joy in this milieu, when a photograph is born of an intimate family moment I am drawn to it all the more.” — Dan Winters

“Less than a month after we met in New York, Sara and I were already on our way driving down to Louisiana to meet my family for Christmas. From the time we met, we couldn’t be apart. It was terrifying, because we didn’t know each other that well. But it felt right, so I didn’t question anything. It was one of the best ideas ever. This is from somewhere halfway.” — Coley Brown

The night of 100 beards

149. Adam: Thomas Street, Manchester

Hi Hart Beat. I can’t remember where I found this photography series but I came across it the other day and knew I had to share it with you. The site is called 100 Beards, 100 Days and is a collection of work by freelance photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce. The beard has been widely discussed lately and to be honest whatever way the final decision lands, I have already made up my mind. I love a guy with a solid beard. Fortunately, the last few guys I’ve dated have all had them (one even had a mustache). So people of the world, what do you think? Any good beard stories? Side note, for anyone wondering where the bearded men are, come to Brooklyn and walk down Bedford, beards galore.

Over the past few years, the beard has re-established itself as the ultimate accessory for the modern gentleman. To document this, every day for 100 days I photographed a new beard on the streets of London. From big and bushy to trendy and trimmed, I found men from all cultures and creeds who signed up to the cult of the beard.
Hello Ricki from Kings Road, London
Number 214, Sham in Alexandra Palace, Lodon

Number 216, Dane in Alexandra Palace, London
Lucky number 207, Andrew in Acton Mews, London
And lad number 170, Mr. Fabio on Via Fogazzaro, Milan
All photos by Jonathan Daniel Pryce.
P.S. This entire tumblr reminds me so much of Your LL Bean Boyfriend. I miss Maine.