Hanna Putz thrives on pleasure, thought and doubt

A quick chat with the ambassador of Ace & Tate’s Creative Fund.

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Hanna Putz, Untitled 77, 2016

Following our recent introduction of the Ace & Tate Creative Board, today we’d like you to meet its talented ambassador Hanna Putz. Born and raised in Vienna, the photographer grew up in a saturated artistic climate, surrounded by creative friends and family. Originally a successful model, Hanna traded that career to claim her spot behind the camera. Her photography is distinct for the use of framing and set-up, as all elements in her photos work together like words forming a sentence—never quite clear whether an image was staged or not. Glamcult caught up with the enigma for a brief Q&A.

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What do you think is necessary for any artist applying for the Ace & Tate Creative Fund?

It’s good to see anything one enters as an opportunity. Even for established creatives, a renowned jury will see your work, whether you win or not is not that important. Your work is seen and people might keep you in mind, and that’s always a good thing.

What happens before any photo you take? Is there something like a mantra you like to apply?

The best-case scenario for me is concentration, pleasure, thought and doubt.

Hanna Putz, Untitled 21, 2016

Hanna Putz, Untitled 21, 2016

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What do we see in your latest series?

You’ll see…

How do you keep reinventing yourself? Do you think it’s important?

I think it’s important to always question what you do extensively—not to the extent where it keeps you from trying, however—and to change position before it gets too comfortable.

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Hanna Putz, Untitled F7, 2016

Feeling inspired? A creative beginner with lots of fresh ideas or a well-known artist looking for an opportunity? Whatever the case, you can still apply for the Ace & Tate Creative Fund here:

www.aceandtate.nl/creative-fund

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