Heather Haynsen (maiden name: Haynes) began sharing ideas and media with her first website in 8th grade, and has never looked back. While her interests and tastes evolved since then, her sense of humor has not. Today she devotes herself to finding beauty in all things through multimedia storytelling.
Armed with a dual B.A. in English and Music (Susquehanna University, 2007) and an M.A. in Photojournalism & Multimedia (Ohio University School of Visual Communication, 2012), Heather tries to understand the world in as many ways as possible. This endless curiosity led her to time working at a portrait factory, a medieval-themed dinner establishment, and a large manufacturing company, as well as teaching violin lessons and photographing weddings.
No matter what content comes her way, she finds her thrills in creating succinct scenes and engaging stories. Above all, she believes that the best stories are found through great characters and best told with stunning visuals. She is committed to showing through her storytelling that the one commonality all people have is simply that they are all people.
Heather, her botanist husband and their two cats live in Baltimore. There she works full-time and freelances as a Video Production Specialist and is studying towards an MA in Strategic Communication (Washington State University, expected 2019).
The domain name Hydrogen-Jukebox.org comes from Alan Ginsberg’s Howl: “…who sank all night in submarine light of Bickford’s floated out and sat through the stale beer afternoon in desolate Fugazzi’s, listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox,“
Ginsberg often put together words with no apparent association to evoke unique visions/emotions. For Heather, this serves as a reminder to move forward with anything possible when there is seemingly no path forward in an edit.
Photo Credit: Matt Miller / Diamond Eyes