Christopher Haines’ portraits will stop viewers dead in their tracks in order to do a double take. And it’s not because he renders beautiful women or famous musicians like Radiohead’s Thom Yorke either; it’s because Haines has genuinely developed a visual style unlike anything anyone’s seen before. Piling what seems like millions of little squares on top of one another in order to define shapes and value, Haines crafts portraits that push the limits of digital image-making into uncharted and jaw-dropping territories.
Christopher Haines is based in Perth, Australia and currently runs his own production studio called Neon Dreams. Various companies have sought out Haines for his distinct visual craftsmanship. Several publications, such as Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Computer Arts Projects Magazine and Photoshop Creative Magazine, have even featured Haines in hopes of him passing on some of his technical knowledge to prospective imitators.