Erik Brede is a photographer and Photoshop artist, born 1971 in Svolvær, Lofoten Islands, Norway.
His photographic journey started at the age of 11 when his father introduced him to the great magic of film development and post-production in his low budget darkroom.
Even if the old analog darkroom is replaced by Photoshop and Lightroom, his vision and creative ideas are the same.
With a conceptual approach, Brede tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way to produce a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver.
These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.
His works have been sold to television companies, record industries and collectors all over the world, and published in books like ‘The Best of Photography 2014’, ‘The Best of Photography 2015’ and ‘International Contemporary Artist vol. X’.
His favourite quote is “You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams