Episode 3

The Brooke Shaden Challenge.  

We sent a worldwide casting call to find four photographers who would accept the “Brooke Shaden Challenge”.  She didn’t want them to copy her style, she just wanted to encourage them to think outside the box.  And to do that, we climbed the hills of sunny Malibu to find the ruins of a burnt mansion  for photographers to create the ultimate story.

Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in the Los Angeles area. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.

Featured Photographers:

Ed McGowan started in graphic design and decided to pick up the camera 3 years ago.  Using the rules of design and editing skills, he has already attracted many to his beautiful and strong portfolio.

Anna Skahill is a young artist.  And when we say young…we mean 15.  Her work and artistic nature is already leaps beyond her age.

Andrew Kufahl is a fabulous story teller and it’s truly shown in his 365 project.  He might be quiet in person but his creative character speaks loud in his portfolio.

Samantha Fielding has a great arrangement of portrait work and is fantastic at creating unique stylized shots.  With the privilege of working with major photographers such as Annie Liebowitz, Sam brings a magnificent story to today’s episode.

Models:

Katie Johnson

Sonalii Castillo

SPECIAL THANKS:

Bay Photo Lab

B&H Photo Video

Triple Scoop Music

 

Written by Melissa Niu

37 Comments

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  2. Veselin Ruychev

    I loved this episode, because of the challenge for one to come out of his/her comfort zone. It was awesome how fashion photographers could create such amazingly dark and surreal artwork with a little inspiration. Have to say though, Ed McGowan’s shot was the best!

    Cheers to all
    Vesko :-)

  3. solo1958

    Amazing stuff. Very creative people.
    Where were you in 1977 Melissa Niu? When I started my passion with photography.
    This FramedNetwork is the best thing that could happen to a young photographer.
    I think you are the Alfred Stieglitz of today. Maybe you will do for this century what he did for the 20th century.
    Thank you for all you do.
    PS

  4. DigitalDarkroomPhotography

    Feeling especially inspired after watching that episode. Not only were the images/stories amazing, but what everyone had to say made me realize that I need to put even more of myself into my work and not worry so much about what others think. I can’t begin to choose one of the creations over another…they are all beautiful. Wonderful episode! :~)

  5. melissa

    Brooke, you amaze me. Anna I can’t believe how young you are! Andrew, the stories you tell are phenomenal. Sam, worked with Annie Liebowitz? How cool is that! Ed, you’re one funny talented dude! Thank you all for sharing your talent. An inspirational episode for sure!!!!

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