I’m having trouble getting over my awe at these incredibly hip photography/pattern remixes from Alana Dee Haynes. In each image she takes an already smart photograph and uses her talents with a pen to make them even better. Fields of bubble-like circles, webs of netting, and Insa-esq ribbons of horizontal lines fill the walls behind her subjects or jump right onto their skin. The contrast between detailed photograph and her bold linear additions is striking.[see_also]
In covering her photographic finds, Alana’s work seems to only enhance the original images and make them more seductive. Perhaps this is because, like wrapping something in a black fishnet stocking, we are given a peek through to what lies beneath – without actually realizing the details below. As with so many things, we want so badly what we can’t have.
The Brooklyn New York based artist has spent the last 6 years experimenting with drawing, collage, sculpture, beading, silk screening and photography; a body of work that has culminated in her recent completion of an Photography and Liberal Arts degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. You can see more of her additively patterned work on her Tumblr or find more of her portfolio at alanadee.in.