Worked With Models
- Lea Knoff - @lea.knoff
- Magdalena - @m.oslislok
- Dani - @n/a
- Judy - @n/a
- Scan - @n/a
- Pia - @n/a
- Ola - @n/a
- Kim - @n/a
My name is Dirk Haas. I was born in 1974 in Münster, Germany, and now I’m living near Cologne.
I bought my first digital camera for the birth of my son in 2005. My passion was landscape photography and also wedding photography for the first few years.
In 2016 I wanted to explore the analog world and understand photography from beginning to end.
I started with old cameras: a Polaroid 600se and a medium format camera from the former GDR: a Pentacon 6. I got an SX-70 as a gift. These three cameras became my permanent companions. They have become a part of me.
It was also at that time that I got interested in Art Nudes. The subject and the gear fit together perfectly: the naturalness of the nude coupled with the slower pace of analog equipment and shooting film.
It is a pleasure to work with old gear and to configure everything.
With Polaroids, each picture becomes unique. It is a slow process: put the camera on a tripod, check focus, measure exposure, check your settings again and then click.
It’s feels great to peel the positive apart from the negative: what is on your mind is one thing, but the result … you never know.
To me, creating a great portrait is always a challenge. The photo is supposed to convey emotions, reflect the model’s relationship with the photographer and also tell us a short story. I hope you will see that in my images.
PS – None of my pictures is more than 2 years old !