Huss Hardan and Xenia “ZZ” Almendarez are the team behind huZ galleries. “Our mission is to encourage appreciation and understanding of the arts and its role in society, by inspiring and promoting artists while showcasing their work.” Xenia has a specific interest in promoting ethnic diversity through the visual arts.
Huss Hardan is the resident artist at huZ galleries.
The photography bug bit Huss hard in his early years while living in England and dreaming of good light, first playing with a Polaroid instant camera before branching out to 35mm film.
Southern California was the next stop for Huss with a brief move to digital imaging before deciding that anything that can create an image would be his chosen medium. Currently that includes digital, 35mm and medium format film cameras.
Huss’ major influence for his color photography is the work of David Hockney, with the intense colors often becoming the subject matter of the images. Huss considers himself a documentarian of the personal, the abstract and occasionally the absurd.