AYA031 – What’s Your Why with Brooke Shaden

Brooke Shaden is a prolific artist, photographer, writer, and speaker. In addition to her work, she also runs a charity in India that helps the victims of sex trafficking make money from photography. We cover a lot of topics in our conversation and Brooke gives great advice to anyone just starting out.

MEET BROOKE:
Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the “Amish Country” until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English.

She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self-portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own.

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.

rapt - Brooke Shaden

BOOKS:

Amish Romance Novel
The Preacher’s Daughter (Annie’s People #1) by Beverly Lewis

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin

EXTRAS:

http://www.thelightspace.org/

http://www.blossomy.org/home.html

CONTACT:

http://brookeshaden.com/gallery/

BONUS:

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY:
What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

About the author, Yuri

Yuri Cataldo is a classically trained set/costume designer, an award-winning entrepreneur and a graduate of Yale, Juilliard, and Indiana University.

He is a mentor and Judge at MassChallenge, has lectured at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Tufts, Notre Dame, Tufts, Emerson College, Indiana University, Ohio State, and at numerous conferences about the intersections of art & entrepreneurship, innovation, and how to move past failure.

As the principle of Art Tech Media Group, he helps companies and creatives launch projects, products, and get a ton of press.

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