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Jennie H. Kim, a.k.a Jennie Jen, a.k.a Hugs, is a freelance photographer born in Baltimore, MD.  “I am very good at capturing moments that allow people to “feel” my photography.  I am an intuitive individual who naturally and easily connects with individuals creating more intimate moments as a visual art form.”  While spending her younger years in Houston TX, she was ultimately raised and shaped through various parts of Southern California – “My affection towards LA has had a bipolar affect on me.  One day I’m in love while the next I am in utter hate.   Either way, the city is a super complex sub-culture machine, you can live here for years and still not know anything about it. Everything shifts and changes rapidly so you really have to be observant to your surroundings and adaptable to change.  By sharing my vision, I hope to give you an alternative perspective.  A perspective into my world and the way that I observe it.”

Jen has an infatuation for all forms of art aside from photography including: the art of dance, music, graffiti/street, culinary, cinematography – all things aesthetic. Her appreciation for all forms of self-expression allows her to identify with individuals who share this common space and through these intimate connections of sharing and participating – She spreads the knowledge and love 360 degrees around. “I give and take. I capture and reflect. I love and hate!”

Her exposure to the underground scene began in the 80′s through hip-hop, punk rock, ska, house, reggae, jazz, blues, graffiti, skate, dance and photography (just to name a few); therefore, these influences have had an impact on her sense of style and attitude and still plays a significant part of her life. “I respect those who respect others and within my subculture of cultures — respect goes a long way. LA holds an art culture that has manifested its way deep from within its roots and constantly flourishes. You’re either intrigued by the people, the scene, the vibes, energy or repelled by it. Despite the lack of respect, the uneducated and constant scrutiny within the scene, I still choose to be a part of this culture. Welcome to my universe!”


Love & Hate Photography documents culture, street and family life.  Although Jen lives in the LA area she traverses the earth and documents life as she sees it around her.

“I am here to create, collaborate, aggravate, but definitely won’t tolerate individuals that lag, flake, or disrupt my flow.”

Photography booking and contact e-mail: jen@loveandhatela.com

Personal Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jenniejen626

Love & Hate Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Hate/326126220742396?ref=hl 

Instagram: loveandhate_LA & jenniejen_la

Bio by: Suzy Kassem aka Blue Panther 777 Thanks Sue much

Love & Hate Logos by: Dino Mayorga

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