/ 2017 / Fine Art /

Fourth Wall

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Nudes, 1st Place winner in Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Brooke Shaden, United States
  • Studio
    Brooke Shaden Photography

Connectedness and honesty are praised yet there is less truth in
those actions than ever before. We are alone in our feelings,
despite being surrounded by unimaginable masses. In
filmmaking, the "4th Wall" is the break between camera and
viewer, where the viewer is aware that the film is, in fact, a film.
When filmmaking becomes self-reflexive, pointing out that the
medium is only a construction, it allows the viewer insight into
the process rather than the product.

The truth of loneliness play out in this series. It is photographed
entirely within four walls with no windows or doors. To create
the scenes, a camera was mounted on the ceiling and attached
to a slider, where it could be glided into the center of the room
to capture the subject within. Each image was constructed by
hand, sometimes taking up to a hundred hours to construct a
single set.

Awards awards 2014 Winner, Shutter Magazine: Top 10 Most Influential Photographers Nomination, Framed Awards: Best Conceptual Nomination, Framed Awards: Best Fine Art Nomination, Framed Awards: Most Influential Winner, Project Imaginat10n: Theme: Obstacle Winner, Project Imagin8ion: Theme: Time Winner, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers Honorable Mention, Photographer of the Year 2010