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My name is Heather Hawke and I'm a photographer, writer, magazine creator and music/entertainment publicist based in Los Angeles.

I love capturing aspects of music, travel and lifestyle with my photographs and writings, most of which are for my magazine (Decorated Youth) that I started in November of 2012.

I’m available for freelance photography and / or journalistic purposes worldwide. Contact me for rates and availability.

Publicity Case Studies Deck can be found HERE. Press releases I’ve written can be found HERE

Freelance inquiries: heatherLhawke@gmail.com

Decorated Youth inquiries: heather@decoratedyouth.com

Purchase prints HERE

clients include; BandsinTown / Battle Tapes / Chloe Lilac / FLOOD Magazine / FORM Festival / FRENSHIP / Future Islands / Goldenvoice / Houndmouth / InStyle Magazine / Interscope Records / Jaws of Love. / Ladygunn Magazine / MILCK / Milo Greene / Phoenix / Rolling Stone Magazine / Rostam / Setlist.fm / Sports / Spotify / Talker / The FADER / The Midnight / The Seshen / Tokyo Police Club / Vampire Weekend / VEVO / Vinyl Me, Please / Warner Bros. Records / Wolf Parade / X Ambassadors / Young The Giant

select press, features, clips;

Featured on the March 2023 cover of Incoming & Outgoing Magazine's 25th issue (Women's History Month)

Vevo LIFT: Thumbnail portrait and BTS photos of Kiana Ledé's All Woman (Short Film)

Vevo LIFT: Thumbnail portrait and BTS photos of Kiana Ledé's "Can I" Live Performance

12 Songs Project: Interview

Lomography: Women’s Day Series Interview

Stitched Sound: Behind The Lens feature

tmrw magazine: Exploring Tokyo

Ladygunn: Live photos of Local Natives (2 nights)

The FADER: This Is What American Voters Actually Cared About This Year

Urban Outfitters: Photo Diary / Interview

Instagram Music: Interview

Vinyl Me, Please: When You Were Young

Rolling Stone: Live photo coverage of A Celebration For Ray Manzarek of The Doors

Flood Magazine: Live photo coverage of Chris Baio

Popular TV: Photo Diary feature

Bandsintown: Live photos of Best Coast and Death Cab For Cutie

The 405: Interview with Johnny Pierce of The Drums

The 405: Festival photo coverage of Outside Lands

InStyle.com: Live photos of George Ezra

Instyle.com: Live and press photos of James Bay

Instyle.com: Press photos of Kaneholler

Instyle.com: Press photos of the Ting Tings

Haulix: Blogger Spotlight Interview