Nicolas
Haeni

Enseignements

Option Photographie

FOUNDATION YEAR

Option Photographie

Magazine Shock Création d'une série d’images en lien avec le thème «Shock». Les étudiant·e·s expérimentent les différents domaines de la  photographie tels que la nature morte, l’architecture ou le portrait pour produire un corpus d’images cohérent, personnel et originale.

Tourism

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tourism

Workshop with Nicolas Haeni, Robert Huber

Graphic designer Robert Huber and photographer Nicolas Haeni piloted a transversal workshop between the first years Bachelor Graphic Design and Photography. By joining their complementary skills, several groups of students selected a swiss tourism-related activity, offering an alternative and offbeat vision in edition form.

The Recipe

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Recipe

Workshop with Nicolas Haeni, Robert Huber

Editorial Design of a cooking recipe Collaboration between the first year students of Bachelor Graphic Design & Photography

#Photobooth

PRODUCT DESIGN

#Photobooth

Studio project with Camille Blin, Nicolas Haeni, Vincent Jacquier

The ECAL students of the Bachelor Photography and Master Product Design present a series of interactive installations showing how mobile phone cameras and the selfie phenomenon changed the way we look at ourselves. How can one create objects and installations around the portrait theme in this digital age? What means are available to disseminate these? How can one make visitors interact with the exhibits and turn viewers into the main actors in the exhibition? Over a semester, 1st year Master Product Design students and 2nd year Bachelor Photography students from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne worked on these issues with the aim to present their findings as part of an exhibition. Under the watchful eye of Vincent Jacquier, Head of the Visual Communication Department, of designer Camille Blin and photographer Nicolas Haeni, the students were able to understand, using various approaches, how current – material or virtual – technology alters our traditional relationship with portraits, be they selfies or pictures of others. Using modern media as well as more run-of-the-mill devices, exhibition visitors are invited to directly experiment the processes imagined by the students, allowing them to discover new interactive and fun ways of having their picture taken 3.0 style. Based on this principle, the exhibition stages an installation playing with the visitor’s shadow; the combination of a mirror and scanner to create realistic or distorted self-portraits; an image which is altered through song; a tribute to famous departed designers through a system of filters placed in front of a smartphone; analogically merged faces; a 180° portrait produced by a range of reflective surfaces; a trompe-l’œil projection on a mask; a family of objects able to hijack the smartphone camera function to create original images; a poetic reinterpretation Instagram; and finally, self-portraits captured by the photo itself. Video Images: ECAL/Nicolas Haeni

Night Less

PHOTOGRAPHY

Night Less

Workshop with Nicolas Haeni

Spring break

PHOTOGRAPHY

Spring break

Workshop with Nicolas Haeni

Workshop given by Nicolas Haeni (Genève) to first year students.

I'm not lazy

PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm not lazy

Workshop with Nicolas Haeni

During one week, students were asked to produce a big amount of pictures inspired by free papers and current affairs.

Projects

Nicolas Haeni – Four Corners

ART DIRECTION

Nicolas Haeni – Four Corners

Diploma project by Nicolas Haeni

“ I decided to create an “architectural” publication. My rational is to reclaim the word architecture from within the realms of professional discourse, and examine its juxtaposition between this and everyday life. So I developed short series of visual experiments which interested me. The result is a publication that takes an alternative look at architecture and the everyday. ” Nicolas Haeni

Nicolas Haeni – And if we dance?

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nicolas Haeni – And if we dance?

Diploma project by Nicolas Haeni

« Ce magazine contient le remède à l’ennui: celui dont souffre cette génération gauche bourgeoise ou jeunesse dorée qui ne manque de rien et qui, pour rendre son quotidien plus excitant, crée de nouveaux jeux, délires et costumes... C’est avec toute l’autodérision nécessaire que s’offre à vos yeux une solution à la passivité, une manière peut- être nouvelle pour les gens concernés de s'extérioriser, de se révolter ou de trouver un espace/temps dans lequel la liberté de faire ce qu’il lui plaît lui permet de s'épanouir. C’est aussi une façon de dire non au travail, à l’activité lucrative à laquelle la société veut nous faire participer. Ainsi, l’Homme fait tout pour éviter la labeur et cherche à créer de nouvelles excuses pour échapper à celle-ci en élaborant de nouveaux divertissements. Il met en place ce nouvel univers en utilisant l'environnement matériel de la société. Ne rien faire est aussi une forme de révolte, une opposition au système établi. Et le fait de créer donne la possibilité à l’être humain de se réaliser, d’assouvir ses plus profonds fantasmes. » Nicolas Haeni