The Photographic Worlds of Anne Hardy

March 18, 2014

For years, photographer Anne Hardy has been creating intricately detailed interiors that she constructs herself and then photographs. Her use of bold colors and unique object placement often make her images resemble a set from a Wes Anderson film or a scene from an episode of Twin Peaks. Often, Hardy gives a new representation to once mundane objects by assigning each one an important role as a key to unlock the meaning of the scene, forcing the viewer to search through the chaos of items to try and decipher what is going on in each image. The images tend to convey the aftermath of some sort of event, but with no remaining participants present. Hardy’s imagined scenes are both strange and intriguing and invite the viewer to create his/her own story of what may have occurred. 

text written by Canbra Hodsdon