Austrian photographer. An innovator in color photography, Haas was known for his experiments in abstract light and form. Haas began to experiment with color photography in 1949, and emigrated to New York City in 1951. In 1964, film director John Huston hired Haas to direct the creation sequence for Huston`s 1964 film, "The Bible". Haas continued working on the theme, producing the photo book, "The Creation" in 1971.