Bye Byron Baes || Film photographs by Birralee Hassen

 MILLE - my Danish angel. She skated in to a party I was at, wearing velvet pants and smoking a joint. I knew that we would be best friends. 

MILLE - my Danish angel. She skated in to a party I was at, wearing velvet pants and smoking a joint. I knew that we would be best friends. 

My last day in Byron Bay, and I took a roll of film of the special people that I was either with, or met up with for goodbyes, or bumped into. In less than 24 hrs I saw so many amazing people. If only I had a photograph of every person who played a special role in my time there. I would have so many photos.  

 MILLE - sunrise sunshine.

MILLE - sunrise sunshine.

 MILLE - <3 

MILLE - <3 

 PABLO - I love your empathy, your love of books and the peace that you carry inside of you.&nbsp;

PABLO - I love your empathy, your love of books and the peace that you carry inside of you. 

 JESS - my Byron baby. What would I do without you?&nbsp;

JESS - my Byron baby. What would I do without you? 

 JESS - we had a mutual friend who I met in Mexico in 2013. "You have to meet my housemate Jess" he told me when I first moved to Byron. My experience would never have been the same if it weren't for this little love.&nbsp;

JESS - we had a mutual friend who I met in Mexico in 2013. "You have to meet my housemate Jess" he told me when I first moved to Byron. My experience would never have been the same if it weren't for this little love. 

 GABE - pigtails and piggy backs. You're really good at partying my friend. And lending me things. And rocking the coffee shop ugg boots.&nbsp;

GABE - pigtails and piggy backs. You're really good at partying my friend. And lending me things. And rocking the coffee shop ugg boots. 

 KARLIN - the smile says it all!&nbsp;

KARLIN - the smile says it all! 

 CALE - quizzy calestorm CP. What an all round wonderful human. A friend first a manager second.

CALE - quizzy calestorm CP. What an all round wonderful human. A friend first a manager second.

 LUKE - intelligent &amp;&nbsp;driven, I'm excited to see what the future holds for you!&nbsp;

LUKE - intelligent & driven, I'm excited to see what the future holds for you! 

 BRONTE - The Bee 1 to my Bee 2. My favourite work mate from up in the yonder offices. Some people just ooze goodness and this is one of them.&nbsp;

BRONTE - The Bee 1 to my Bee 2. My favourite work mate from up in the yonder offices. Some people just ooze goodness and this is one of them. 

 JOSH &amp; MAHLA - this photo is blurry but I still love it. Bangalow lovers.&nbsp;

JOSH & MAHLA - this photo is blurry but I still love it. Bangalow lovers. 

 SAM HAM - one of my favourite people that I met in Byron, for many different reasons.&nbsp;

SAM HAM - one of my favourite people that I met in Byron, for many different reasons. 

 NICOLA - sugar and spice and all things nice. Little lady you're a gem.&nbsp;

NICOLA - sugar and spice and all things nice. Little lady you're a gem. 

 MARCUS &amp; BODIE - The merman himself with his faithful companion. You guys make a great team (and granola).&nbsp;

MARCUS & BODIE - The merman himself with his faithful companion. You guys make a great team (and granola). 

 CAITY - My two year older than me twin. My mirror reflection and a constant source of wisdom and love.&nbsp;&nbsp;

CAITY - My two year older than me twin. My mirror reflection and a constant source of wisdom and love.  

Birralee Hassen