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10 - 10 - 2016

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INTERVIEW: CONVERSATION WITH MISSALLANEOUS MEDIA

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I had the pleasure of sitting down with Marrissa Morris, founder of Missallaneous Media at The University of Baltimore. I wanted to talk to her about her most recent project.

How did you get started with photography?

Well I started in high school and all I had was a basic camera phone and I was inspired by my friends. The moments I started with where candid moments and I would upload a bunch of them and they would love it. Eventually, I would just continue that every year of high school.

So I wanted to know a bit more about this project:

This project was the first project when I started Missallaneous Media. I wanted a project that I could just focus my attention on and at that point all I knew was that I wanted to tell the story of people. And then I thought wait, Humans of New York does that already. I wanted to do something a bit different. So I started to think, what is a way that people can express themselves? I found that color is one of the easiest ways that people can use to express how they feel that day.

How it started is I would ask a person “what color do you think truly embodies you?” Someone could say yellow for instance. Then we will go into why a person feels that way about the color. Each person has a different reason for the same color so that helps influence the photos.

From there we discuss outfit choices and locations.

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So what is the project called?

The project is called the Color series, I just called it what it is.

So it started with the charcoal gray right?

Yes, it’s funny because I didn’t even expect to start it with me. I just wanted a new profile picture. But then I was like, this is my color anyway so I’m just gonna go with it.

So are people reaching out to you?

Yeah! I was really surprised I didn’t think much of the series but people are really supporting me and my art. I have a great support system and people who want to do work with me. That means a lot, especially because a lot of times I feel like art is overlooked. It is not always viewed as a necessity. But it plays a big role in culture and just memories in general because pictures last so long.

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So where do you want to go next?

With the color series, I want to continue this rainbow spectrum. The next project I am going to do is green. I am so excited to share it soon.

For Missallaneous Media, I would like to get into pet photography.

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So where can people follow your stuff?

You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook .

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