About the Art
This piece is part of Alma's 'Paper' series, a narrative project where she wrote a story and then photographed the scene to fit the description. Here is the story Alma wrote for this photograph: Poppy is 18 years, 1 month and 20 days old. She has a fear of flying. When she was 5 she witnessed a plane crash. She has been folding paper planes and flying them into the open fire periodically ever since.
Clyde Hopkins said:
""I think Alma’s portfolio is very interesting. Her studies of people in their surroundings are well lit and thoughtfully composed. She’s surprisingly good, as a young artist, at capturing the introspective or reflective mood of her ‘sitters’. I find hints of artists like Chardin, or the world of Lewis Carroll. Technically, her work is very good and quietly original.""
Adriana Marques said:
""Alma Haser’s work achieves that fine balance in photographic practice between the constructed and the natural. Her works offer truly fascinating and unique images.""
About the Artist
Alma Haser is a young photographer, born in 1989 to an English mother and German father, both of them artists. Haser has worked in a wide range of media, including drawing and sculpture, but it's photography that has fascinated her the most and is the medium that she is currently exploring in most…
Alma Haser is a young photographer, born in 1989 to an English mother and German father, both of them artists. Haser has worked in a wide range of media, including drawing and sculpture, but it's photography that has fascinated her the most and is the medium that she is currently exploring in most depth. Alma's current works seem to result from the staging of a narrative whose unfolding is never made clear. Her ‘scenes’ and settings seem to convey an unsolved mystery, hidden behind their apparent everydayness. Her style, in keeping with her mixed provenance, blends the German photographic style –extremely precise and often taxonomic– with the narrative and cinematographic touch of British/American peers like Tom Hunter, Tim Walker, Gregory Crewdson and Jeff Wall. Because of her refusal to tie the images to any particular meaning, Alma's work seems to tackle the universal. The result is a mysterious body of work, the consistency and maturity of which surprises.Show more…