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Brooke Lydecker, a young, upcoming and emerging Californian Photographer, crafted her art while studying and working in Arizona, California, Europe and South Africa. She holds a degree in Photographic Arts and Sciences from The Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara., California.
Her first large series ‘Myths and Tales’ is inspired by her own life and dreams. Every image is thought out in detail and carefully staged to capture her inspiration. As a gifted stylist and with her own inventory of props, she personally creates the mood and visual setting for each shot. Diffused perspectives, achieved by using pinhole photography transferred on Polaroid, create an almost transcendent expression – like notations of memories, which come and go. The colors and light in this series are reminiscent of Paintings of the Golden Age (Dutch) or Les Fauves (French Expressionists) ‘Exotic World’, an extremely colorful body of work, documents a famous burlesque stripper event in the Desert of Victorville. Lydecker’s artistic interpretation contradicts the almost voyeuristic approach to the subject and creates an exciting sensuality. And last, but not least, her latest series ‘Nostalgia’. Lydecker approaches here one of the top icons in our society –Classic Automobiles. Avoiding the immaculate reproduction of the subject, as we know it from advertising campaigns, her images are about the emotional impact these objects create, the tracks they leave in our memory. Tracks of Beauty, Power, and Desire. It’s more about the aura and personality of these cars than their design details.
Photographic Arts and Sciences, The Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California.
2009 OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, CA
2006 OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, CA
2004 Freddie Fong Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Duesseldorf, Germany
2008 Contemporary Positions in Photography, OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, CA
2006 Made in USA, American Artists of the OMC Gallery
2006 Scope Miami, Miami, USA
2006 Art L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2005 Photo L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2004 Photo San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2004 Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2004 Intercontinental, OMC Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
2003 Kunst Koeln, Cologne, Germany
2003 Paris Photo, Paris, France
2003 Museum De Beyerd, Breda, Netherlands
2002 Paris Photo, Paris, France