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Brooke is one of the primary reasons that I was inspired to learn photoshop and digital manipulation and continues to inspire me on a regular basis.  Her art is dark, fantastical, and intriguing.  It always invites my curiosity and begs the question what is going on here.

In the way of background, I know she grew up in, of all places Lancaster Pa. and attended Temple University as a film and English major.   She wanted to tell stories.  Yet somehow that need, wasn’t being fulfilled by the profession she was pursuing.  It wasn’t till she started shooting photography after graduating that she found a creative voice.

She would photograph herself at first for the convenience of having a ready and willing subject.  But as her skills developed her vision evolved it became more about placing herself into the worlds and moods that she was creating.

Below are her blog and social media links

www.shadenproductions.com

www.flickr.com/photos/brookeshaden/

www.youtube.com/user/brookeshaden

www.facebook.com/brookeshadenphotography

www.joanneartmangallery.com/artists/brooke-shaden/

www.sorengallery.com/brooke_shaden_photography.html