« There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. — Robert Frank »
Erik Brede is a Norwegian visual artist, born in 1971 in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway. His photo 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 modern, digital tools like Photoshop and Lightroom, his vision and creative ideas are the same.
Producing a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver is what his artwork focuses on. Influenced by renowned artist like Ansel Adams and Rene Magritte, Erik creates surreal and fine digital artwork.
With a conceptual approach, he 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 work has been sold to the television company, 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’.