Stephen Haley is an emerging Australian artist whose photographs have gained recognition for their integration of modern subjects with classical motifs. Haley utilises the Renaissance theory of linear perspective and applies it to contemporary scenes. The concept of the vanishing point and linear perspective heralded the beginning of the development of the modern, technology-dominated world of imagery. Haley constructs a congenial image of the strictly ordered structures of the worlds in which we live and work today. With the help of 3D technology he is able to create seductive illusions, which he simultaneously interrupts with repetitions and insertions of real urban panoramas. It is the visual art of interstice that allows the modern world to appear in well-organised basic themes in his work. Haley’s works, which he calls “virtual photographs,” are scientifically based, visual commentary on current and future developments.
Haley has a doctoral degree from the University of Melbourne, where he teaches art history. He has won numerous awards, and exhibited widely in Australia and internationally for the past 18 years, including gallery exhibitions in Europe and the US.