BIO: Pierre Hauser's photographs have been included in numerous juried shows at such galleries as the Jadite Gallery (New York City), Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, Colorado), Peter Miller Fine Art (Providence, Rhode Island), Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, Vermont), fotofoto Gallery (Huntington, New York), Black Box Gallery (Portland, Oregon), Photo Place Gallery (Middlebury Vermont), Kiernan Gallery (Lexington, Virginia), 1650 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Polifemo Fotografia at La Fabbrica de Vapore (Milan, Italy), Blank Wall Gallery (Athens, Greece), Exhibitions Without Walls (website), and Linus Galleries (website) . His mobile phone photography has been featured on pixelsatanexhibition.com, at the Markham Vinyard Gallery (St. Helena, CA), in the Mobile Photo Awards, and in the IPPA Awards. His photos have appeared in the Huffington Post, Town & Country, Camera Obscura, and numerous literary journals, and his work will appear in the 2015 competition issue of The Photo Review. His photos have also been featured and sold on YourDailyPhotograph.com (operated by the Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA).
ARTIST STATEMENT: In my current project, The City Once Removed, I have been taking daily photographs of New York, seeking to depict the much-photographed city in fresh new ways. I experiment with densely layered reflections, textural montages, found abstracts, and jarring angles. In my series Puddle World, I capture reflections of rushing New Yorkers and skyscrapers flickering as soft focus apparitions, and combine these puddle reflections with the found geometry of the street: sidewalk cracks, rusty curb lining, and the bold lines of traffic markings. Another series comprises urban close-ups that highlight usually unnoticed beauty in construction sites and other ground-level grit; within this series, one grouping consists of photos of abstract patterns of wear and tear on the sides of delivery trucks. A third series consists of street portraits of New Yorkers on their cell phones, an attempt to document the important social change being wrought by these devices.