The Creative Collaborators: Part Two – Susan Dale

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Podcast

Meet Susan Dale – freelance photographer and founder of HaluHalo

The Creative Collaborators Susan Dale

The Creative Collaborators Susan Dale

ABOUT SUSAN

Growing up in South East London and attending an all-girls private school, Susan always felt like the odd one out, due to the distinct lack of other mixed race people in the places she was going toHowever, this feeling did not stop Susan dreaming of becoming an actress and from a young age, she was heavily involved in the performing arts, travelling the country whenever she could for different jobs and training. Despite, her determination to pursue this career path post-school, Susan soon found herself falling into the corporate world in order to support her acting desires. It was here when Susan’s passion for acting slowly evolved into more of an interest in being behind the camera – and she started practicing photography as a creative outlet.

Ever since, Susan has been photographing in any and every spare moment she has, from street photography to portraiture – she has taught herself everything she knows today, completely driven by her eye and instinct. In 2016, Susan made the decision to start the platform, HaluHalo exploring and celebrating mixed heritage. Through combining incredible portraiture work and thought-provoking interviews, she tells the diverse stories and experiences of mixed-race people capturing their identity and voice.

The Creative Collaborators Susan Dale

The Creative Collaborators Susan Dale

  • Freelance photographer known as The Nomadic Londoner  
  • Works in private equity whilst pursuing freelance photography
  • Specialises in portraiture style photography 
  • Grew up wanting to be an actress and was heavily involved in the performing arts 
  • Founded HaluHalo in 2016 – a platform which explores and celebrates mixed-race identity 
  • HaluHalo is a noun translating as ‘mix-mix’ 
  • Susan’s career highlight – shooting the campaign for Halo Code, an organisation campaigning against race-based hair discrimination in UK 
  • Photography focus is on capturing and celebrating women of colour and non-binary or gender fluid individuals 
  • Her work has been featured on BBC news, in the Metro, FT and Bustle & Noctis magazine 

Hear Susan’s conversation with Subrina Kidd, freelance hair stylist and texture expert at The Collective as they openly discuss their collaborative work together and the importance it holds for them in The Creative Collaborators podcast. 

MEET SUSAN’S CREATIVE COLLABORATOR SUBRINA KIDD>>

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