Studying art history made me forget, in part, that real artists make real decisions to create their art. Brooke Shaden crafts these photographs in "square format with a heavy emphasis on post processing." Her hyper-processed work requires a laundry list of decisions. After she shoots her work (where she often uses herself as the model), layers are photoshopped to create texture, which is perhaps why her work emulates archival qualities. When displayed, they are printed on stretched canvas.
These carry a penchant for visual storytelling. And they look like fucking paintings. Light is captured like one of the old masters.