March 13, 2010

Juxtapoz Magazine Feature

Caught In the Act with Hayley Murphy

Saturday, 13 March 2010


Hayley Murphy is a Venice, California based photographer who caught our eye with her crisp, staged images. “I’m known specifically for creating ‘organized chaos’ out of environmental portraiture and for my saturated color palette,” she states. “My deepest passion is photographing artists in their environments.”“For my audience, visually, I think you can tell a lot about a person by seeing the space in which they live and work. Artists need items to make art from and therefore, are big collectors. They usually have a lot of unique items on hand to be inspired by. The space in which they work is, a lot of times, visually chaotic because of that. When I photograph people in that kind of space, I like to show everything I can to tell the story, and still make the image compositionally strong.”In musing about the future, Murphy says: “I hope to dabble in more fine art projects (photo, collage, painting, etc) in the new studios and have art shows. I also hope to continue a project I’ve been working on for the past 10 years photographing artists in their environments.”

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