Marionettes and Other Ghosts of Vision explores the inherent performance exchanged between my Self as observer and my Subjects, the persona. My love for film scenes and gritty cinematic locations inspires these environmental character portraits that reflect my own sense of longing, perhaps to be accepted, seen, and recognized as a strong, dynamic and often melancholy presence in my own life. Drawn to solitude and detritus, shape, light and darkness, dramatic weather and emotion, my work evokes a feeling of isolation.
Juliet Haas is a Sacramento, CA-based photographer, curator, Open Show Sacramento producer and founder of critique group PHOTO Sacto. Drawn to solitude and detritus, shape, light and darkness, dramatic weather and cinematic landscape, Juliet’s imagery focuses on finding the beauty hiding behind the light, on the edges of shadow, evoking a sense of isolation. An isolation she has always felt even enveloped in the company of others. It is these isolated moments of dense emotion that inspire her vision.