Marisa Hamalian has a penchant for spontaneity and adventure. Her approach to photography is intimate and instinctive with an emphasis on the beauty in everyday imperfection.  As a hybrid film/digital photographer, she uses both modern and traditional techniques to create images that instantly feel familiar, relatable, and distinctly genuine.

Marisa hasn't put down her slick and stealthy Hexar or her grandfather's well-worn Nikon F2 since she clumsily loaded her first roll of film.  Although she's now a whole lot better at loading her film, she still feels a novel thrill of nostalgic satisfaction and curiosity every time she's behind a camera, whether she's shooting film, digital, or a bit of both.

Marisa lives Philadelphia, PA with her husband and her Pomeranian.