artist statement

I am a photographer based in South Florida creating works that blur the line between photography and painting.  I view my camera as an extension of my hands, much like a painter uses a paint brush.  Like the corners of a painter’s blank canvas, my canvas is revealed through the viewfinder of my camera. I use my camera in ways that allow me to create moods unrelated to objectivity, and ultimately, works that evoke an emotion. My photographs are brought to life by employing elements of water, wind and light.  These elements are fluid, and when impacted by movement, capture a moment in time that cannot be duplicated. In my creative process, I enjoy the unplanned aspect of surprise, and not knowing what the ultimate outcome will be.  As I work, I am looking for photos that reveal themselves - those that have the right abstract qualities involving color, line, shape and texture.  Overall, the resulting abstractions are a combination of these elements, every frame being unique and unexpected.

 

portfolio

Into the Tropics I & II Diptych, 2011

Seagrass, Key Largo, 2009 

Five Forks, 2012

Infinity I & II Diptych, 2010

Moodscape 1, 2019

Moodscape 4, 2019

Moodscape 3, 2019

Moodscape 6, 2019

Moodscape 12, 2020

Moodscape 13, 2020

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

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HEIDI HARUM

 

Born in 1964, Coral Gables,  Florida 

Lives and works in Coral Gables, Florida

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1987    Bachelor of Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019    13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Non Professional Abstract Category 

            Honorable Mention – “Moodscape Series”

 

2012    7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition – Florida: New Visions, Innovations in Expression

            Honorable Mention – “Five Forks”

            Elliot Museum, Stuart, Florida

 

2012    3rd Julia Margaret Cameron Award,  Fine Art Category 

            Finalist - “Five Forks”

 

2011    60th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition

            “Sea Grass,” Key Largo, FL 

            Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

 

 

hhphotosfl@comcast.com

305.794.4403