Drawing has always been a meditation for Alana Dee Haynes. Seeing patterns and faces everywhere and illustrating them onto photographs allows her to share her experience with the world. At first glance her mixed-media work seems like blithe doodles on photographs from magazines. As soon as you take a closer look, you realize how strong the harmonious and powerful connection, between the original image and her hand-added elements actually is.
Experimenting with her own style over years, she says her work is a combination of different things, a very personal experience. ‘I have been watching my lines divide and concur like fungi, and my interpretation as an outsider to a photograph. Everyone has their own take on life, and my work is mine.’
All images © Alana Dee Haynes