Artist Challenge-- Ernst Haas.

March 26th, 2018
Lets get familiar with the work of Ernst Haas (1921–1986)

Haas is acclaimed as one of the most celebrated and influential photographers of the 20th century and considered one of the pioneers of color photography. He started as a photojournalist, in the post-WWII years, working for Magnum and Life Magazine. His landmark exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1962 was the first to challenge the rule of black and white photographs in the art world . Well known for His trademark punchy colour, intentionally out of focus photographs motion studies using a slow shutter, and also celebrity portraits and film stills, street photography, flowers and abstracts.

to quote him

"Bored with obvious reality, I find my fascination in transforming it into a subjective point of view. Without touching my subject I want to come to the moment when, through pure concentration of seeing, the composed picture becomes more made than taken. Without a descriptive caption to justify its existence, it will speak for itself - less descriptive, more creative; less informative, more suggestive - less prose, more poetry." website has all the images collected in one place.
if you would prefer here is a slideshow of some of his more famous images.

So your mission is to be inspired by the work of Ernst Haas in some way, either trying to emulate a particular image, technique or subject matter and interpret it in your own way,. One hint i would give is that if you have nik colour efex, try out the modern film filter on kodachrome setting, which will give you the richly saturated high contrast colour.

Images should be shot and or processed between 26th March and 15th April 2018
tag is ac-haas
March 26th, 2018
mmmm so much to enjoy here, kali. great choice.
March 26th, 2018
Fabulous choice. So many possibilities.
March 26th, 2018
I'm definitely having a go at this one!

I 'found' him when I was doing a photography course last year & love his work! :)
March 29th, 2018
I love Ernst Haas! One of my all time favourites!! Must definitely give this one a go!
March 30th, 2018
Such an amazingly cool choice. I really like his work.
April 1st, 2018
a few great entries, hope there will be many more before the 11th
April 4th, 2018
@farmreporter note i have extended this challenge by a few days until after the weekend of 15 April, as people are preoccupied with the one week only challenge at present
April 6th, 2018
oh his pictures are so exceptional
April 7th, 2018
@gozoinklings thwe ones he picked to show, can you imagine how many frames lie on dusty negatives?
April 9th, 2018
First attempt:
April 10th, 2018
Surrounded by richness in colour at the train station yesterday - I thought of this challenge
April 10th, 2018
@portela good thinking @sonorobyn nice movement study :)
April 13th, 2018
@kali66 Thanks for this challenge. I have really enjoyed looking at Ernst Haas's photography online over the last week or so, and have just posted my first entry, 'Peeling'.

April 13th, 2018
@chikadnz excellent, still a few days to go
April 15th, 2018
April 15th, 2018
@amunash great one Antony, thx for entering :)
April 15th, 2018
@kali66 - you're doing rather well with entries. i won't add to your headache anymore. :-) ♥ (that sounded over-confident, didn't it? in truth, the entries are so good i know i couldn't compete!)
April 16th, 2018
@summerfield lol i know exactly what you mean,
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