Johnny Mae Hauser
3.3.1997. Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Johnny Mae Hauser is a Dutch-German artist known for her sensitive ways of capturing the obscure existence of human emotion. An incomprehensible stillness can be found in her images, which are recognisable by their soft and at times cool colour schemes. It is through Hauser’s poetic use of colour and the anonymous qualities of her imagery, where themes such introspection, isolation and (emotional) intimacy unite. The resulting compositions represent a dialogue between the inner world of the artist and the viewer without being intrusive to the viewer. With this, Hauser challenges us to see beyond the traditional ways of looking at photography and shifts the focus from what we see to what it is that we are feeling and therefore experiencing.

text: Noémi Szabó