In this first episode of The Photography Lounge, your host Alastair Jolly sits down with Brooke Shaden and they discuss the backstory of how Brooke became one of the leading photographers in the world of conceptual self-portrait photography.
We learn how photography was not the path that Brooke had ever considered and how her early career in the film industry lead her to find a future where she could work individually.
It's hard to imagine how someone who is such a leader in the photo community, gives so much to supporting others and educating others can be a self-confessed introvert and someone who does not like working with people. Despite this, we discuss how much she gives to her community, her workshops and her humanitarian work with The Light Space.
Of course, we also talk about her approach to her photography and the often dark subject matters, dealing with death and decay, that she visits. Even though she is someone who is 'scared of everything', Brooke manages to portray the beauty and positivity in the darkness.
Brooke has been a leading Flickr Pro for 12 years now.
Learn more about Brooke:
Promoting Passion: https://www.promotingpassion.com/
The Light Space: http://www.thelightspace.org/
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