I discovered the work of LA-based photographer Nicholas Haggard a few months ago when he produced a beautiful series of images for a feature about Mike Mills’ house in Silver Lake for Nowness. Haggard has a wonderful touch when it comes to capturing light and nature and I was instantly impressed when I checked out his portfolio. The images here come from a nameless series of his that show a simple moment amongst friends at a lake. They may be simple moments but there’s a striking beauty to them and a real sense of adventure and reflection.
In an interview with Fecal Face, Haggard discusses a desire to make images that feel honest, and I really couldn’t think of a better word to describe his work. There’s a real purity in his work and a sweet casual intimacy between him and his subjects.
In this series I love the simple tones he captures and the mix of nature and human figures. There’s something special in the paleness of the skin against the green of the leaves and the darkness of the water. You can view the full collection from this series on Haggard’s site here.