When visual artist Alana Dee Haynes traces her detailed line art onto a photograph, she creates something unique, natural and close to magical. Through patterned drawings echoing her devotion to detail, Haynes redefines the photograph in ways that are delicate yet also irrefutably edgy.
The New York-based artist injects editorial photographs with shots of charisma and attitude, through an imaginative use of thin, brilliantly controlled lines and fungi-like circular shapes that spread across an image in oddly organic ways. Whether she uses a piece from a fashion story or a portrait shot, Haynes reworks imagery to convey entirely new narratives, and invites the viewer to share a glimpse of her personal experience of the world.
Haynes’s inclination towards abstraction can be seen through “Whimsical”, a series of pieces in which inanimate elements and human figures mingle with soft colour palettes and tattoo-like designs, forming pieces that are occasionally sensual, often fragile, and always spectacularly refined examples of her creativity.
An interesting aspect about Haynes’s work – what most certainly lends it such an eye-catching quality – is that her often black and white illustrations not only add a complex layer of detail to a photograph, but also become fully integrated within it. Through her work, Haynes establishes beautifully bizarre combinations of realism and surrealism, in impressive displays of her individuality and wild imagination.
O modelo Jimmy Q ilustra o editorial ‘Love Me Tender’, fotografado por David Edward e produzido especialmente para a edição outono/inverno da revista homoafetiva ‘Out There Style’. Com direção criativa de Martin Perry, o ensaio conta com um bad boy romântico, cheio de tatuagem e abusando do couro, mas com um toque romântico no olhar. Elvis moderno?
How can you NOT find this cool?
This look never means anything good is going to happen.
'Interview With The Vampire: Claudia's Story' (graphic novel)
'A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent with their insistence upon treating her like a little girl, even though she has lived as long as any mortal and her lust to kill is certainly no less than theirs…'
I’ve only just discovered this, and despite this story being oh-so-many years old, I’d still like to read it. I must admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of manga artwork, but this is something quite beautiful. The illustrations are so lush and full of detail and the decision to present everything in sepia tone (with red as a spot colour for blood) is genius. Heck, I might have to buy it just for the portrayal of moody Louis. He always was my favourite of Rice’s vampires (sorry Lestat, you’re too arrogant).
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Buy it here! My friend is the one who did the art on this, and she is effing fantastic.
YESSS thank you! OMG you know her?? Her work is beautiful! (and according to Amazon, in WI? I went to school there and my husband is from there, lol ^_^