Los Angeles based Brooke Shaden works to create self-portraits within her photographic frame by using painterly techniques as well as the square format. she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible.






to bloom in silence

To bloom in silence

ghost in my house

Ghost in my house

waiting for mother

Waiting for mother

the whistle of wind on a quiet morning

The whistle of wind on a quiet morning

dream catcher

Dream catcher

floating on clouds

Floating on clouds

passing time in room

Passing time in room

changing winds

Changing winds

practicing make-believe

Practicing make believe

sacrifice

Sacrifice

the falling of autumn darkness

The falling of autumn darkness

stolen library books

Stolen library books

starving for knowledge

Starving for knowledge

the almost circus and invisible audience

The almost circus and invisible audience

the lost princess

The lost princess

the personification of butterflies at dusk

The personification of butterflies at dusk

to be the victor or fall the victim

To be the victor or fall the victim

to be prepared

To be prepared

the swift travels of wind-blown sails

The swift travels of wind blown sails