I’ve been thinking a lot lately and I find myself closing my eyes everyday and pretending I am somewhere else. Where I go in my imagination, things are magical and it is filled with nature and color and earths creativity magnified. We all are equal, and we all are different colors and it’s just joyful. To me, even my darker images feel more dreamlike than dark. This place that I go to in my imagination is called “Another world” and it can be simply a state of mind where you go when you are sad or lonely or daydreaming. Making these images is my personal form of escapism. In a world that seems to be growing exceedingly darker, I choose to live inside the colors of Another World.
Shae Detar is a fine art photographer. She hand paints on her large scale photographs, creating otherworldly photographic mixed media prints, taking her subjects out of reality and placing them within an ethereal world. She adds layers of paint to the photographs to exaggerate color, create texture, and add elements of fantasy to the work, often working in large scales, from 4-7 feet.
She has shown in galleries in Milan for Vogue Italia (and spoke on a panel), London, Berlin, Paris and New York City, and had her work included in several International photo art books. Her work has been featured in Italian Vogue, Vogue Netherlands, Marie Claire Italia, I.D, Vice, Dazed, Grazia, Interview Magazine, The New Yorker, Elle Uk, Marie Claire US, The Huffington Post, Ny Magazine, Forbes, Nylon, Blouin Art Info, Chanel and Refinery29.