About

Michaela Haider was born in Austria in 1996 and is currently living and studying in Graz, Austria. She is a self-taught photographer focusing on fine art and portrait photography. 
For her online presence she is mainly known as Lia Niobe.

Her main focus lies on the interaction of the human form with light, incorporated in its surroundings. Creating from a place of intuition there has been a transition in her work from surrealistic storytelling to a more serene imagery with a focus on composition, aesthetics and expressiveness. Her goal is to evoke an emotional response within the viewer as the person is drawn into the scene before them.

Exhibitions

2018

  • 44er Galerie - Group Exhibition - two months - Leonding, Austria

  • Magito gallery - Solo Exhibition - three weeks - Helsinki, Finland

  • Laterna magica - Group Exhibition - three weeks - Helsinki, Finland

  • Musiikkitalo | Sibelius Akatemia - Solo Exhibition - one month - Helsinki, Finland

2017

  • 44er Galerie - Group Exhibition - one month - Leonding, Austria

2016

  • 44er Galerie - Group Exhibition - one month - Leonding, Austria

Publications

2018

  • Kamera-lehti - Issue 5, May 2018, p. 53-65; chief editor: Minna Jerrman

2015

  • Photographica feature

2014

  • Whim online magazine - Issue 5, April 2014, p. 53-65; chief editor: Melanie Doncas

2013

  • Inspiration In Photography - by Brooke Shaden, p. 176-177

2012

  • Phlearn - Weekend Inspiration XIII; Top 25 Images
  • Cirkumfleks Magazine - Issue 3, Oktober 2012, p. 115-125; chief editor: Ed Safin
  • Golden age magazine - Issue 10, September 2012, p. 115-121; chief editor: Nikki Chicoine
  • Artist a day feature

Awards/Honorable Mention

2014

  • Sprichcode - Photography Contest, Leonding (AT); Honorable Mention

2013

  • Phlearn - Natural Light Contest Winner

2012

  • Sprichcode - Photography Contest, Leonding (AT); Honorable Mention