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PPSDC Open House – April 2018

April 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Please join us on Friday, April 13th for the annual PPSDC Open House with award-winning fine art photographer Brooke Shaden!

Brooke will give a talk on Creating Impactful Personal Work. This talk will look at how creating imagery that speaks about the author can also deeply touch a wider audience. How does imagery become evocative, and how does that provocation serve as useful to people outside of your walk of life?

Speaker Bio

Brooke explores the darkness and light in people, and her work looks at that juxtaposition. As a self-portrait artist, she photographs herself and becomes the characters of dreams inspired by a childhood of intense imagination and fear. Being the creator and the actor, Brooke controls her darkness and confronts those fears.

After studying films for years in college, she realized her love of storytelling was universal. She started photography then in 2008, excited to create in solitude and take on character roles herself. Brooke works from a place of theme, often gravitating toward death and rebirth or beauty and decay.

Ultimately, her process is more discovery than creation. She follows her curiosity into the unknown to see whom her characters might become. Brooke believes the greatest gift an artist has is the ability to channel fears, hopes and experience into a representation of one’s potential.

While her images come from a personal place of exploration, the goal in creating is not only to satisfy herself; her greatest wish is to show others a part of themselves. Art is a mirror for the creator and the observer.

Brooke’s passion is storytelling, and her life is engulfed in it. From creating self-portraits and writing to international adventures and motivational speeches, she wants to live a thousand lives in one. She keeps her curiosity burning to live a truly interesting story.

This is the best time of the year to join PPSDC, receiving two months free, so join now.

The PPSDC Open House event is FREE, but you must pre-register below.


April 13, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Category:


Monica Royal


Courtyard Marriott / Mission Valley
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108 United States
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