Notary in Your Space // Alissa DeFrang

Photographer, writer and founder of bi annual publication Tierra Collective, Alissa DeFrang shares a look at her paired back home where she lives with her mom and younger sister. Balancing her multiple roles as a student, writer and creative she speaks about life and where she finds inspiration. 

Photos by Alissa and Kennedy DeFrang 

Narrow Simple Pitcher and Whiskey Cup

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I live with my mom and sister in inner Southeast Portland where I grew up. I am grateful for the relationships I hold with both of them, and find it grounding to be so close to family. I am studying marketing and graphic design in school, and when I’m not working on school work, I am building a brand as a photographer and stylist. 


Brass Accessory Stand

Flared Rim Bowl and Carbon Steele Kitchen Knife


Where do you find inspiration? 

I am inspired by the people I surround myself with everyday, and even more so of the people in my life who harness hospitality and togetherness with such ease, making those around them feel comfortable. When I walk through Sarah’s door I am welcomed into her life and feel at home in her day to day rhythms. As I get older I appreciate this sense closeness, and find so much inspiration in the beauty of human connection. 

Tumbler and Wooden Butter Knife

What do you hope for your future?

I am constantly striving to be better in every aspect of my life. I want to be a better daughter, sister, and influence to those around me. As I get older, I hope I am able to align my values with my way of living, and continue to create beauty around me.


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