Nyhavn by Erik Brede

Erik Brede

Gjerdrum, AKERSHUS - Norway


Erik Brede is a Norwegian photographer and digital artist based in Oslo, Norway. His works have been shown in exhibitions in Los Angeles (US), Oslo (Norway), France, sold to television company, record industries and artists, and published in books like 'The Best of Photography 2014' and 'International Contemporary Artist vol. X'.

Erik startet to explore photography at the age of 13, and spent all his time in his fathers old darkroom and post-production have always been an important part of his workflow. His favourite quote is 'You don't take a photograph, you make it.' (Ansel Adams).

His interest lean towards surrealism, composite art, nature and landscape photography. 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 black and white work is inspired by artists like Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier Bresson, Arno Minkkinen and Jeanloup Sieff, while his surreal work is inspired by artists like René Magritte, Jerry Uelsmann, Sarolta Ban, Erik Johansson and Michael Vincent Manalo.

Erik Brede was born in 1971 in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway, but he currently lives and works outside of Oslo.

Full series at www.erikbrede.com

Artist statement

Surrealism and nature
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