Erik Brede is a self-taught photographer and Photoshop artist, born in 1971 in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway. After getting his first camera at the age of 13, he spent much of his time in his father’s darkroom, and post-production have always been an important part of his workflow.
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 landscape and surreal work has been influenced by such artists as Ansel Adams and Rene Magritte.
His work has been sold to television companies, record industries and artists, and published in books like “The Best of Photography 2014” and “International Contemporary Artist vol. X”
Erik’s favourite quote is:
You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams
A quiet day at Hafrsfjord
Fetsund Timber Booms
House by the sea
The Disappearance of the Elephant