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Mischa Haller is a Swiss documentary and portrait photographer based in London.

His photography focuses on details and chance moments to show the larger picture of life.

At times quirky and humorous, his photos highlight the pathos of human existence and the poignancy of time spent waiting or watching or hoping.


He is represented by L A Noble gallery.

If you would like to see my site for client commissions, please visit

2020 'New Normal', London May 2020, Street portraits taken from a social distance.

2016-present Current project, 'Zone 3', a compassionate observation of growing up and every day life in North London's Zone 3


2008-present  On-going project‚ 'Waiting Game', examining the ubiquituous aspects of how people wait and queue in Britain today; preview published in The Times Magazine


2006-2007 Followed five emerging artists, documenting their working practice and lives in Japan, Poland, Switzerland, USA and Argentina to produce catalogue and exhibition for 'UBS Young Art'


2004-2005 Commission by the Mount Stuart Trust Visual Arts Programme to create an exhibition and book, both called 'on Bute', about the community on the Isle of Bute, Scotland


2005  Courtauld Institute of Art commission to take a portrait of the artist Richard Wilson and his family


2002-2004 Portrait series entitled 'In Between' featuring swimmers after swimming, and workers after working in frozen food distribution warehouses


2002  Self-published book of portrait and reportage essays entitled 'off chance'. Included a day in the life of a minicabbie, a bank holiday at the race track and the culture of shopping in Cape Town


1997-2004 Extensive travel in Africa. Several trips to Rwanda for Die Zeit to photograph orphans of war, and a book project about the griots (oral historians) in Senegal, assisted Peter Beard in Africa in '97/'98


‚UBS Young Art’ a catalogue to document young artists at work as part of a scholarship program for the bank (2007).

‚on Bute’, a book about the community on the Isle of Bute, commissioned and published by the Mount Stuart Trust (2005).

‚off chance', a book of portraits and reportage (2002).


From 'off chance', the 'Swimmers' series was given a 2003 Award of Excellence by Photography Annual 44 and appeared in the August 2003 issue of Communication Arts (USA).

The ‚Eurostar Sleepers‘ was shortlisted for the St. James Group Photography Prize.


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