Follow photographer Brooke Shaden as she creates one of her painterly, otherworldly images and explains her process, from initial sketch to final Photoshop composite.
- Some people see life as it really is and they want to put that out there, and I want to capture life as it is in my imagination. I'm much more interested in painting as an art form so I try to create very painterly images. Dark, whimsical, fairy tale, these are words that I continually use to describe my style. One thing that I know about the picture today is that I love a center composition. Putting paint on her skin would give it that sort of bark look where it might look like an old birch tree or something like that.
For this in particular, I had to take half of the room and then mirror it to the other side creating the illusion that we were inside a confined space. I started photography with a blank room, pretty much. I was just so inspired by the possibility of what I could fill that space with, and I've kind of come full circle now where it's like how can I get really creative now? What can I bring in here that I might not have thought of a year ago? (soft music plays)