Alma Haser

The work of Alma Haser

Haser has created a series of curious portraits with the background investigation of what is real and what is produced. This topic for me is an interesting one and one that I’d like to investigate in my own photographic practice. Personally my interest in the questions is not just relevant to that which is represented through photos and that which is real in the tangible phenomenal world but rather: the basis of perception itself and what we can really know through the senses.

Her work as I see it acts as a sort of interruption of the flow of the normal state of things.

Alma Haser, leaf girl (date unknown) [1]
In the one example above we see Haser’s work showing us the real, the imagined and the perhaps questioned…what is real? Although the clean studio work does not appeal to my personal taste, conceptually I think that the work is interesting if not a little repetitive.

Lastly, I have struggled a little to see the overlap with the work of Jeff Wall here. Wall’s scenes are a recording of something experienced and then replayed often appearing as normal everyday scenes produced via vernacular style photography. In the sense perhaps of creating a fantasy world, perhaps Wall does imbue his images with more than just the recollected as actual event.


references

  1. Haser, A. Leaf Girl from the series: The Eureka effect (date unknown) [online] http://www.haser.org/eurekaeffect [accessed, April 2020]

 

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I'm a student photographer studying through the OCA a UK based arts university. I'm in the foundation year of my studies and enjoying it immensely. I'm also a yoga teacher and co-founder of Bodhiyoga a buddhism based yoga teacher training program that runs in the UK and Spain each year. As a photographer I'm interested in all forms of fine art. I find the arts really important in my life. I love nature and aim to be in the outdoors as much as I can. Generally I think that all the different strands of my life are flowing to towards self development in the greatest sense of the term. The arts, buddhist practice yoga and meditation are all tools to that end. I feel committed to communication the these values in the world both through the visual arts as well as teaching.

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