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Alana Dee Haynes: Refashioning Photographs

By Ruth Dunn on June 11th 2013

With their eye-catching  patterns, pulsing lines and bubbling circles, Alana Dee Haynes’ refashioned photographs recently caught my attention. For these images, the Brooklyn based photographer and artist selects fashion photographs from advertisements and beauty spreads and uses her talented flair for art to draw patterns on them to create new images.

The interaction between drawing and photography in these images is striking as the subjects’ skin and the background is adorned with scale-like patterns, winding lines that appear to move and bubbly patterns that accentuate the subjects’ already remarkable features.

alana-dee-haynes-pen-and-photographs-3Fashion photograph drawn on by Alana Dee Haynes.

By drawing pattern onto the originally exposed skin of some models, Haynes, in a sense, veils the subject, creating a sense of mystery and intrigue as we get glimpses of the skin through the gaps in the pattern.

In some images Haynes also creates an interesting binary between the pattern of the clothes and patterns she draws behind the subjects. Not only does she pay close attention to detail in the drawn patterns themselves, she pays close attention to the elements in the original photograph in order to create a harmonious and powerful interaction between the two.

These remarkable refashioned images are just part of Haynes’ artistic repertoire–she is interested in a variety of creative mediums, spending the last 6 years experimenting with drawing, collage, sculpture, beading, silk screening and photography.  Alana has also completed a Photography and Liberal Arts degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

To view more of Alana Dee Haynes’ work visit her Tumblr or website.



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Ruth is a Brisbane based journalist specialising in articles about visual art, photography, design and fashion. Co-founder of Raw Ink magazine, she enjoys uncovering interesting and unique events, issues and people to write about.

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