From July 5 to August 26,2012 – Sin City Gallery
Recent erotic photographic explorations by World-renowned photographer Steve Diet Goedde, that expand his traditional means of taking images.
In addition to his trademark black and white medium-format work, Goedde finds inspiration from a variety of low-fi equipment as point-and-shoot cameras and the iPhone. Many of his new images, which have never been made public before this exhibition, are of Goedde’s muse and girlfriend Yee and possess a very candid and personal feel.
Goedde has been taking erotic photographs since 1990. His recognizable work has adorned magazines and gallery walls worldwide. His models include such icons as Dita Von Teese, Masuimi Max, Aria Giovanni, Justine Joli, and Emily Marilyn.
Goedde was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., and learned the basics of darkroom work and photography from his father, who was an amateur photographer. By the age of 13, Goedde was obsessed with taking photographs and started educating himself about photographers who inspired him, most notably Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman and Diane Arbus.
He moved to Chicago in 1985 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied filmmaking and painting. He refused to study photography stating that he had already acquired his aesthetic and visual style. His work was compiled in two hardcover monographs, “The Beauty of Fetish: Volumes I & II,” by renowned photography publisher Edition Stemmle in 1998 and 2001 respectively. A career retrospective was released by Slish Pix on DVD in 2005 entitled “Living Through Steve Diet Goedde” and featured animated photo galleries, interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage.
A fusion of music and photography happened in 2009 when Goedde collaborated with French composer Robert Waechter on a CD released by ReadyMade Music in France entitled “GoeddeConcerto” in which the concert master of the Philharmonic of Nice, France, interpreted 21 of Goedde’s photographs into 21 mini-concertos.
Goedde currently lives in Los Angeles.