Today we’d like to introduce you to Hareth Tayem.
Hareth, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I grew up in an environment that was controlled by Religion, the Paranormal, the Universe, Extraterrestrial Life and the unseen. This activated an imagination in me that has stayed with me and influenced my choice in career as a Photographer, Creative Director and Talent Manager.
My journey started as an artist, an actor, a designer and then a creative director which all lead me to pick up a camera and start bringing my imagination to life.
From initially photographing Fashion, Models & Celebrities, my work evolved seeking new feelings and challenges. Wildlife and Nature called for my attention and was reminded of how powerful my camera was as a tool for communication and storytelling.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My first attempt as an artist was at the age of 17, still in high school, I drew nine images of Supermodel Claudia Schiffer for my end of year Art Project. Within a few weeks, it caught the attention of Claudia Schiffer’s entourage which lead to not only meeting my favourite Supermodel, signing my artwork and asking for my contact details but to go on to be scouted as a model myself which launched me into the circus-like world of fashion and art.
I seek powerful and confronting reactions from my work and have begun working and creating my first “Exhibition” which will consist of provocative and confronting imagery highlighting “The Shames we face in Modern Society as told through Fairy Tale Characters”
I incorporate various mediums and elements to bring a final image to life. I try and create as much as possible in real life on the shooting day, however, some of the most impactful effects can be enhanced in post-production. A process I thoroughly enjoy.
I appreciate and “take advantage” of human psychology that comes with observing. I am genuinely interested in hearing how my work is being interpreted. With my next series “Once Upon A Shame, I want to know what it triggers in you. I want to know how long it stays with you and how it may seep into your daily life, gently changing your actions without knowing it.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Try and block out the “noise” that comes with this industry and choice of career. Artists as a collective are confident and powerful. Artists as individuals are insecure and easily find themselves seeking motivation and inspiration. Join a community or create one for yourself. There is no need for internal competition. Each Artist is unique and will never realistically pose any threat. The sooner you can establish a community and find like-minded creative souls, the healthier you will approach and benefit from using your creativity as a gift.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work is currently displayed on both my site www.harethtayem.com/photography & Instagram www.instagram.com/harethtayem & www.instagram.com/harethtayemphotography.
By joining our contact list and following us on socials, you will get a unique perspective of my work through “behind the scenes” and “making of” content I post.
This will also notify you when my “Once Upon A Shame” exhibition begins for you to come and check out in person. Get ready to be transported into Reality.
- Website: www.harethtayem.com
- Phone: +12132827880
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: http://www.harethtayem.com
- Other: www.instagram.com/harethtayemphotography
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