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.
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.
What do we see in your latest series?
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.