Brooke Shaden (1987) is a photographer from Lancaster, Philadelphia, lover of poetry and film. After finishing her studies at Temple University, where she graduated with a degree in film and English, began creating self-portraits by the ease of having full control over the images and in late 2008 began to publish her work on Flickr. Since then her work has become surreal one of the most important icons in the world of digital photography. Through her camera and through a square format, Brooke Shaden tries to convey strong emotions through images disturbing and atypical, making the unknown dark and beautiful. This dark beauty achieved by putting the emphasis on bright colors and strokes that softens through digital brushes, plus take great care in the costumes and dreamlike environment scenarios. Her photographs question the definition of what it means to be alive.