HOUSE OF HAZE
Klara Johanna Michel
House of Haze by Berlin-based artist Klara Johanna Michel (b. 1990) mesmerizes with beauty. Working primarily in fashion and portrait imagery, Michel uses on this series a special technique, colouring black and white negatives directly with tints, sprays and paint.
The result of this mixed-media technique, together with the influence of fashion photography and classic portraiture, bestows the series with a magical, nostalgic atmosphere, yet with a contemporary value. Figures in pastel tones emerge from the dark to hypnotize the viewer with their inscrutability, to absolute dreamlike effect.