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Brooke says:

“These images are all from a photo series I am working on that were all photographed in a sewer or underpass.

The goal was to show how even a disgusting or disregarded place can be turned into something beautiful if the artist has a different vision of the space.

I utilized the naturally dark background and filled the space with something dreamy, whimsical, or even dark. I chose one main color for each image and worked from that inspiration.

I am always interested in life vs. death, and that also plays a big part in this series.”

Brooke’s Photography Tip:

I photographed these images mostly as self-portraits in which I place myself in the underpass.

Once there, the backdrop is naturally dark because of light falloff, and I use that to my advance to create a dark, night-like atmosphere.

I add in a different ground, be it clouds, a field, or a forest, and then make it look like I am standing in a different place.

From there it is a matter of making the color pop, some image compositing, and playing with overall light and composition to get the final look.








Brooke used a Canon 5D Mark II with a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens and a Sigma 50mm 1.4 lens to capture these images.

Brooke Shaden is a Fine Art photographer.

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Published by Beth Teutschmann

A big fan of food, chaos, and all things fun, Beth is the owner of Starboard Editing, LLC - a photography post-production company focusing on anything from editing to blogging and SEO. When she's required to leave the confines of her dark room, she enjoys martial arts, eating, tattoos, cooking, ice cream, sillyness, eating, and traveling. You should probably say hi.

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  1. Wow, I love it! So excited to see this website taking off in the direction it should be, the best of the best talent contributing and so humbled to have my own art featured. Brooke is the real deal. I owe all of my inspiration and starting of my career to her. She was the one that told me I COULD when everyone/no one else understood what I wanted to do with my art. She is the one that taught me that not everyone is going to love what I create, and that is OKAY! She has been such a blessing to my life and I love seeing her work and her ideas featured and continue to touch lives of artists like me! Bless you Brooke and may you keep on inspiring with your passion and gorgeous work!

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