Cara Harman is a Los Angeles based photographer who sees in black and white. She see details and she sees activity but they’re all within shades of black and shades of white. This simplicity is more than a color scheme but a way of seeing. If life can be distiller into basic colors, what is the reason for taking a photo? Cara answers this in showing exactly what you need to see.
Cara has a few different bodies of work that range from movement focused The Disappearing Act to travel obsesse Roadtrippin’. Regardless of the body’s topic, she zooms in on what you need to see. True, all photographers edit a photo to focus on what you need to see: Cara gets to that activity or dynamism from the beginning, making the photo exactly what you need to see. A fresh footprint, moving in a mundane room, growing teeth, being lost in a kind wilderness, Cara’s eye for the edit is quite perfect. She mentions on her website that she loves all things, “haunting and beautiful.” Her image selection very much illustrates this. The black and white reinforces her focus.
It must be noted that Cara is still in school and–surprise–she’s one of the many super talented people at Art Center. We found this out retroactively and were a little surprised as her work, while specific, didn’t seem at all young or tied to an age. In particular, there was no college restonation to it. If you like what you see here, you’ll want to see more of her work. You can find that here.