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Brooke Shaden

Within the space of a square frame, I try to build a world that is undeniably separate from the one we live in. I explore death and surrealism in order to show that reality has intricate ties with fantasy. Our world is not so different from the disturbing worlds I create within my frames. It is my goal in photography to make beautiful that which others find disturbing, to take a simple concept (be it birth, death, or something in between - life) and mold it into something complex and magnetic. 

There is a particular feeling to all of my photographs, one that touches on the juxtaposition of the real and surreal, a fantasy and a dream riddled with reality.

 Brooke is represented by the JoAnne Artman Gallery.

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