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Up until January 2016 the blog was a one woman show.
For the first four years of house in the sand's existence, all content was created by founder Vanessa.

As the website is slowly but surely turning into some serious business, it was about time to find some talented creators to produce posts, photos and videos in order to keep it rolling.

If you're curious and want to find out who's writing and photographing for HITS,
you're in for a treat!

Get to know Team HITS below!



name: Vanessa Jertschewske (also known as Jetwash)
position: founder, owner, editor, writer, photographer, interviewer, maid of all work
location: sort of near Stuttgart, Germany.
web links: website | twitter | facebook | instagram

coffee or tea?: Teeeeeeea.
early bird or night owl?: Night owl. 
spirit animal: Betty White.
first concert I've attended: No Angels (a girl band) somewhere in Karlsruhe, Germany when I was six years old.
favourite gig I've been to this far: HITS x Berlin
guilty pleasure song: "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" by Wham. Like a yo-yo.
a song I wish I'd written: "Weathered" by Jack Garratt. It's so beautiful, it makes me cry every time I listen to it. 
the greatest invention: The Internet, hands down.
favourite city for (live) music: Berlin. And Manchester. And London. And Liverpool.
non-music related hobbies: Photography, obsessing over animals and making delicious (vegan) food.
people who deserve a shout out: Alright, let's do this! The Photo Ladies, Jim Kroft, Animal Equality

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name: Saar de Graaf
position: photographer
location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
web links: twitter | instagram

coffee or tea?: TEA
early bird or night owl?: Night owl
spirit animal: Wolf
first concert I've attended: Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tour 2012
favourite gig I've been to this far: Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tour 2012
guilty pleasure song: Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
a song I wish I'd written: Oasis - Champagne Supernova
the greatest invention: Photo cameras
favourite city for (live) music: Amsterdam
non-music related hobbies: Hiking in the woods, photography
people who deserve a shout out: Felix White, The Photo Ladies

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name: Melissa Rodriguez
position: photographer
location: Los Angeles, USA
web links: portfolio | twitter | facebook | instagram

coffee or tea?: definitely some strong coffee in the morning, and a nice cup of tea at night
early bird or night owl?: night owl for sure
spirit animal: a koala, because given the chance, I would sleep 22 hours a day, too
first concert I've attended: *N SYNC's PopOdyssey tour in 2001
favourite gig I've been to this far: blink-182 at the Wine Amplified Festival in Las Vegas, October 2014
guilty pleasure song: "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot ... please don't judge me, it's just so catchy.
a song I wish I'd written: "Across The Universe" by The Beatles
the greatest invention: Google and YouTube, you'd be surprised how much you learn from others
favourite city for (live) music: I am going to be biased and say Los Angeles, only because I haven't yet had the chance to travel elsewhere for live music
non-music related hobbies: photography, drawing
people who deserve a shout out: There are so many, but I need to shout out to the musicians who gave me some great shots and constantly promoted my work on their pages: Throwaway Kids, Sofia Zorian, The Wild Young Hearts

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name: Sam Lichtenstein
position: photographer
location: New York City, USA
web links: website | instagram

coffee or tea?: coffee!
early bird or night owl?: def a night owl
spirit animal: penguin
first concert I've attended: *N SYNC, when I was 5!
favourite gig I've been to this far: any twenty one pilots show
guilty pleasure song: "Closer" by The Chainsmokers
a song I wish I'd written: "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears
the greatest invention: 35mm camera
favourite city for (live) music: New York City!
non-music related hobbies: reading
people who deserve a shout out: The Photo Ladies

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name: Gabby Ames
position: photographer
location: Virginia, USA
web links: website | twitter | instagram

coffee or tea?: definitely coffee!
early bird or night owl?: night owl, it takes me forever to fall asleep
spirit animal: sloth
first concert I've attended: The Cheetah Girls back in 2006
favourite gig I've been to this far: I saw Catfish and the Bottlemen for the first time back in October and they were absolutely incredible!
guilty pleasure song: "The Tide Is High" by Atomic Kitten
a song I wish I'd written: "Sea Of Love" by The National
the greatest invention: cameras and music
favourite city for (live) music: Washington D.C.
non-music related hobbies: Photography, reading and taking my dog, Cuzco, out for walks
people who deserve a shout out: The Photo Ladies

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name: Carolyn Lederach
position: photographer, writer
location: Philadelphia, USA
web links: website | twitter | facebook | instagram

coffee or tea?: Iced coffee because I'm impatient
early bird or night owl?: Night owl, what is sleep?
spirit animal: Brontosaurus
first concert I've attended: Green Day at The Wachovia Center in 2005
favourite gig I've been to this far: any / every Daughters show I've been to
guilty pleasure song: "Mmmbop" by Hanson
a song I wish I'd written: "5AM" by Amber Run
the greatest invention: The combination of peanut butter and chocolate, cameras, and any type of messenger app
favourite city for (live) music: Can't beat the loyal Philly music scene
non-music related hobbies: I watch way too many Horror movies...
people who deserve a shout out: The Photo Ladies, Victoria Sanders, the ladies at Arow Agency

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You want to be a part of the amazing HITS team?

Write to Vanessa at houseinthesand@web.de with the subject "team application" and we'll have a chat! 


2 comments:

  1. Wow, the team has grown big! I had no idea! I also love how Vanessa and Saar have the same guilty pleasure song. Well done everyone for working on HITS :)

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    1. It's sooo exciting to have this amazing team and I'm so glad that all of these badass creatives are a part of HITS now. :)

      ps - that song has led to one hilarious friendship, haha!

      Thank you for checking HITS out, as always! <3

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