“The Photograph then becomes a bizarre medium, a new form of hallucination: false on the level of perception, true on the level of time: a temporal hallucination, so to speak, a modest shared hallucination (on the one hand 'it is not there,' on the other 'but it has indeed been'): a mad image, chafed by reality.”
― Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
Drew Haran’s camera lens is best described as an extension of his anatomical sight. Each of his subjects reflect much of Haran in their gaze towards his camera lens - he captures this intimacy. His photographs are cinematic. They strive to convey a meaning; a narrative and the passing of time.
Haran has worked with a range of subjects all over the world, and in many different facets of photography and art industries. He has photographed portraits of musicians, filmmakers and models such as Drake, Michael Bay and Joanna Krupa. His editorial work is also extensive and has been featured in magazines such as W25,Peace Magazine,Photography Link and worked with commercial brands such as Comedy Central, Noir Blanco, Pharmafreak. A recent shot with notable androgynous model, Myles Sexton, appears in Photography Link.
Haran’s creative work is most impressive, revealing an artist on the threshold of his talent. His Sunset Walk in Sri Lanka and Midnight in Times Square are among the many works that evince just how far Haran will go to get the perfect photograph. Haran believes that a photographer should push the confines of their comfort zone, always eager to point his camera lens in the direction of new, and altogether foreign genres.
In the coming years, Haran hopes to open his own studio in Toronto, photograph for high-profile fashion and lifestyle magazines and to continue building his repertoire of portraits. His work is his world, and the world in which his photographs exist will surreptitiously, and spontaneously become yours in one glance.