Brooke Shaden creates self-portraits in order to place herself “within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own.” She uses both her camera and digital editing to produce dark and mysterious worlds for us to explore with her. She began taking photos in 2008 after graduating from Temple University with bachelor degrees in film and English. She chose self-portraiture specifically in order to have full control of the image.
Her website states: “Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements.” [h/t beautifuldecay.com]