I will be showing my Cosmic Surgery series at this years Retina Festival in Edinburgh. The show starts on the 11th till the 23rd July. I have never been to Edinburgh so decided I will make a visit on the opening night. I will also bring some of my books to sign. So be sure to pop by if your around. The show takes place at the Custom House, Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh. You can find more information on the Retina Website,
Two months ago, I started my Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of my Cosmic Surgery book. It was funded at £22,318 which I still can't quite believe even now! One of the rewards was to do a workshop on how to make your own Cosmic Surgery portrait, and since I have a bit of space, I thought I'd allow people to book onto it after the Kickstarter. So if anyone is interested in joining please contact me at email@example.com
I was recently commissioned to provide three images of a women at three different generations for an article about a women who can't remember her part and can't imagine her future.
Here are the spreads from the feature.
"We are delighted to announce the addition of British photographer Alma Haser to our roster of represented artists. " - The Photographers' Print Sales Gallery
Yes I am extremely excited to let everyone know that I am now represented by The Print Sales Gallery! They interviewed me for their website, so if you'd like to find out more check it out.
I will also be having a solo show in the Print Sales Gallery in mid July along with my Cosmic Surgery book launch at The Photographers Gallery Bookshop. More information to come.
We have created a Kickstarter campaign to help us raise the funds needed to make the 2nd edition of the book. Its been live for almost a day and we have already had lots of great support. Please take a look at the campaign by clicking on the link below, and share it with as many of you friend and colleagues as possible.
COSMIC SURGERY ON KICKSTARTER
In the process of producing the first limited edition pop-up book, science writer Piers Bizony and designer Emily Macaulay joined the Cosmic Surgery team to help introduce a narrative background, layout and unique construction. This second edition wants to expand on those ideas. It will be a photo book set in a fictional, not too distant future, at a point where “intelligent materials” are just about to transform the world of cosmetic surgery.
The book will have a hardcover printed and foil embossed. It will be 190x240mm (slightly smaller than A4) and contain 48 pages filled with the original portraits and a few new ones that haven’t been displayed before. There will also be a number of smaller booklets inside, containing the written content. And finally the book will include a pop-up portrait and a fold out one which will be attached in the UK by our trusted team of pop-up makers, meaning this book has all the care and attention to detail that went in to first 10.
There are many different rewards available on the Kickstarter campaign. If you wanted to support the project but didn’t want to buy the book just yet you can pledge on a postcard pack and receive 5 postcard sized prints. Or if you wanted to splash out and not just own the book, you can also buy a print, a workshop, or commission your own Cosmic Surgery portrait.
I had some left over flowers from my shoot with Electric Daisy Flower Farm, so I used one of the giant Dalias on my shoot with Meghan (image below.)
A few months ago I was asked if I could photograph a clients children for her husbands birthday. Photographers always say that children and animals are the hardest things to photograph, but I found this shoot surprisingly easy, and the children extremely charming.
I wanted to take their portraits in the style of old Dutch paintings with a playful twist, so I made some neck cuffs using cake tins and straws.
The client was delighted with the prints which she framed for her husband this month. Her daughter Ella (the middle one,) even said I reminded her of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Faces, which is pretty cool :)
If you or a friend want to get any family portraits, pets or children, please get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org
As some of you may already know I have a little side project called 'mâché me a pet' where I make papier mâché models and photographs of a clients pet. I now get commissions through www.mylifeinart.com and have an instagram set up where you can see all the commissions and pets I have made so far @machemeapet.
Just yesterday the project was picked up in the Sunday Times Style Magazine in the Mood board section, picture below.
It has also been features on:
After releasing and selling out of the first run of Cosmic Surgery books, I thought I should see if I can drum up some press and interest to see if making a second larger edition would be a good idea. So far so good. With interest from a few publishers and also the possibility of self-publishing, it may well happen. I have set up a pre-order email list, so anyone interested in the possibility of getting hold of a copy, please go a head and sign up. www.cosmicsurgery.co.uk
Here are some press features the book and my project have been getting:
Here are a couple of spread from the book. If you are interested in featuring the book of my project anywhere, please email email@example.com and I'll be happy help.
Yesterday I went and visited Emily at Stanley James Press, who has been making my Cosmic Surgery pop-up book. We have made a very small number of books to start drumming some interest in the project, and will be sending a few to some photography dummy book awards around Europe. There will also be an edition of 10 books signed and numbered which we will sell to help fund the next edition of books.
We have sent the first two books off to France for LUMA Dummy Book Award Arles 2015 and are happy to announce that it has been shortlisted!
If you are interested to get more news on the book or interested in pre-ordering a book please visit www.cosmicsurgery.co.uk