Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kroll House For Sale!



Eric Kroll is trying to sell his house in Tucson. He asked me to film him burying a St. Joseph statue which supposedly helps the selling process move along much faster!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gina Velour, Chicago 1997

Gina Velour, Chicago 1997

I was hired to shoot the poster art for the Chicago Underground Film Festival in 1997, and this was my concept of having Marne Lucas (AKA Gina Velour) posing with a super-8 camera as if it was a weapon. We shot a lot of great imagery with this theme but unfortunately they picked a very boring shot for the promotion in my opinion. Styling by me, and make-up by Mark Katz.
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A Krolly Christmas in Tuscon


Watching Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (click to enlarge)

Liz and I were able to sneak out of town for the Christmas weekend and headed to Tucson to hang out with our good friend Eric Kroll. Because of holiday traffic, it took us nearly 10 hours to drive there from Los Angeles. Once we turned into Eric's neighborhood, we were greeted by a wild bobcat in the middle of the road. That made the whole day's journey worthwhile to Liz since she's such an animal freak. We spent the evening recovering from the long day's journey getting Japanese food and watching movies.


Sabino National Park (click to enlarge)

We spent Christmas day hiking in Sabino Canyon where my leg got attacked by a Teddy Bear Cholla cactus. Other than that unpleasant experience, the air was warm, crisp, and clean, and the Saguaros were erect and stately. After sundown, we found a great Indian restaurant which was difficult since most places were closed late on Christmas day.


Interior of San Xavier Mission


San Xavier Mission Cemetery (click to enlarge)

On Saturday we went gallery hopping. First, we saw some great photography at the Etherton Gallery and ended up at the Ansel Adams retrospective at the Tucson Museum of Art. Then off to the San Xavier Mission where I photographed its colorful, celebratory cemetery at sundown.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shooting with Jessica



I met Jessica through Eric Kroll a few years ago. We always had an intention to shoot together but never made it happen until recently. I had about an hour to shoot her because we were at her parents' house while they were away. I kept it simple and only brought my Yashica T4 and my new Holga pinhole camera. Here are a few samples of what we achieved in that short, hurried session.

The pinhole images:







and one Yashica T4 image (more to come):


Click to enlarge

Friday, December 18, 2009

Susan's Foot, Big Bear CA 2007



A simple, random snapshot taken during a camping trip a few years ago near Big Bear Lake in California. It's fun to find little treasures looking through old photo folders. I don't remember noticing this shot back then.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Late Night Feelings

For the week of December 6th, I was the guest blogger at the new website LateNightFeelings. A week-long compilation of my blogs can be found HERE. There I shared unreleased photos and quite a bit of commentary about my photography and methods.

Other contributors to the site include Nathan Appel, Bob Coulter, Chase Lisbon, Merkley???, George Pitts, Tony Stamolis, and Katie West.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dirty Show comes to Los Angeles this Weekend!


A two-night stay, unlike any other we have had — at the fabulous City Center Motel in Downtown Los Angeles.

We are taking over the entire East Wing of the motor court. Each room will be luxuriously appointed with skintallating erotic works from over 100 artists from all over the world. The exhibition is completely uncensored, and features leading edge artists from many backgrounds working within the theme including many of the biggest names in modern erotica. A special once in-a-lifetime collection that will never be assembled under one roof again.

It opens on Friday the 13th, at 7pm to 11pm — which will be your lucky day if you are in the market for amazing exotic art. Come early for best selection. The entrance will be through the alley, in the back of the motel. There are plenty of inexpensive parking lots and ample street parking. The fun will continue to a secret location announced at the exhibition.

Saturday, Nov. 14th is the Gala, from 6pm -11pm and continuing with an after-party at Fetish Nation. In Detroit, our second night is usually bigger than opening night, so we advise you to come early. You should bring your checkbook and credit cards, because you won't want to have to drive home to get them when you see that piece of art you can't live without.

CITY CENTER MOTEL
1135 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Ample Parking • No Cameras Allowed
18+ with Valid Photo ID • $10.00

ARTISTS INCLUDE: Aaron Hawkes, Alex Aviles, Alva Bernadine (UK), Annie Sprinkle, April Segedi, Ashley (UK), Astrid Kuver, Barry Noland, Billy Ogawa, Billy Pacak, Bob Coulter, Brad Miller, Brian Viveros, Bruce La Bruce, Bryan Barnes, BT Charles, Bunny Yeager, Carolyn Weltman, Chad Michael Ward, Charly B, Charles Green, Chas Ray Krider, Chris Maher, Christine Kessler, Christopher Wright, Clive Barker, Colln Christian, Collin Rae, Corey Godfrey, Cory Marc, Damon Hill, Dan Armand, Dave Naz, Douglas Cason, Ed Fox, Elizabeth Stephens, Eric Kroll, Erin Frost, Eva Midgley, Francois Dubeau, Fredric Fontenoy (FR), Gary Breckheimer, Gary Lee, Geza X, Gina King, Glenn Barr, Gregory de la Haba, HR Giger, Harald Seiwert, Heidi Bluegirl, Hugo, J. L. Robbins, Jason Yates, Jeff Wack, Jeremy Harvey, Jeremy MF Thomson, Juan Martin Del Campo, Jill Greenberg, Jeff Faerber, John Martin, John Santerineross, Julie Simone, Justice Howard, Keith Mueller, Ken Keirns, Kenny Scharf, Kurt Hernon, Lara Allport (AU), Lisa Boyle, Lisolette Gilcrest, Marc DeBauch, Marilyn Zimmerwoman, Mark Arminski, Mark Dancey, Marne Lucas, Michael Breyette, Michael Manning, Michael Rosen, Michael Siu, Mike Williams, Missy Suicide, Niagara, Nicole Steen (CA), Nina Friday, Pablo Davis, Passia Pandora, Paul Rumsey, Peter Keresztury, Pierre Radisic (Belg), Ken Josephson, R. Alan Warren, Renard Garr, Richard Avery, Rick Castro, Rick Morris, Rik Garret, Robert Rosenheck, Robyn Breen, Rod McDonald, Roger White, Ron Zakrin, Ronald Shelley, Ross Brownsdon, Ross Johnston, Sam Holden, Samarel (Israel), Simon Barret, Stacy Lande, Stan Konowitz, Steve Diet Goedde, Sue Rynski (FR) Taurus Burns, The Pizz, Theoni Sapounas, Tom Porta (italy), Tom Thewes, Tracee Mae Miller, Travis Jonk, Travis Shinn, Tristan Eaton, Tulip Enterprises (GE), Vato, Victor Lightworship, Viva Van Story, Yonilab (FR)... and more!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pinhole Photography, Ohio 2009

Youngstown Ohio, Pinhole Capture 2009
On a recent trip to Ohio to meet my girlfriend's family, Liz took me around to many of the abandoned buildings in this once-thriving industrial city. I documented many of these locations with a Holga 35mm pinhole camera. These were all shot handheld with a minimum 10 second exposure. I opted not to use a tripod in order to give them a more painterly, organic texture. I processed the film in my kitchen and then scanned the negatives with my Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED.

Click on above image for more images.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Photographs - September 2009

I've recently been adding a lot of new non-erotic photographs to my Goedde Images Flickr account. If you're into these pursuits of mine, please visit and add me as a contact. I always welcome any thoughtful criticism. You can also visit my erotic Flickr account for new sexy stuff. If you have an account, just make sure your SafeSearch is off so you can view the nude images.

Holga Pinhole - Los Angeles 2009
(above) This weekend, fellow photographer Christine Kessler and I explored Los Angeles with our Holga film cameras. I shot mainly with my Holga pinhole camera which required me to shoot 8 second exposures. Even though I had access to a tripod, I decided to risk it and shoot the images handheld. I was surprised that the shots came out as well as they did for such long, handheld exposures.

Antique Store, Ventura CA 2009
(above) I also regularly update my iPhone gallery with random captures from the street.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time-Exposure Shots of Joshua Tree


Liz and I headed out Tuesday night to Joshua Tree for a prime viewing location for the Perseids meteor shower. I wasn't planning on taking photos but had my camera just in case inspiration would set in. At one point I decided that I would indeed set up my camera on a tripod and take some time exposures. What I captured was pretty damn cool even though I didn't actually capture any of the hundreds of meteors we saw.

See the full set on my 'other' Flickr account HERE.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Photographs for June 2009

Ulorin Vex, Los Angeles 2009
Ulorin Vex wearing a beautiful neck corset designed by Blacklickorish Latex. Make-up and hair by Cammy Ellis.

Photographed with my Mamiya 645 with 120mm BW400CN film. This marks my first time shooting with a medium format film other than T-Max.

Nicotine, Mojave Desert 2009
Nicotine photographed in the Mojave Desert in June 2009. It was an unusually cool day. I don't think it got above 75 degrees fahrenheit. That made the trip so much more bearable and artistically rewarding than other trips to the high desert.

Oh, and yes, we DID get out of the car. Those photos later!

Shot with the iPhone and processed with CameraBag app.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ulorin Vex, Los Angeles 2009

Ulorin Vex, Los Angeles 2009
Another photo in my series of iPhone captures. This time with Ulorin Vex with make-up by Cammy Ellis. Black and whites coming soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Naturale, Long Beach CA 2009

Naturale, Long Beach CA 2009
I shot this photo of Liz on the Queen Mary during the Ink-n-Iron show. This particular image was just a test shot to see if I had enough light to even shoot at this particular place on the ship. It turned out quite nice considering it was unintentional. Shot with my Lumix DMC-LX2 with no Photoshop manipulation.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

GoeddeConcerto now available on iTunes & CD Baby


GoeddeConcerto is now available at CD Baby. For the same price, you can get a signed copy on my site (hint hint!).

Also, the music is now available as a digital download on iTunes. Access it at Robert Waechter - GoeddeConcerto. Since the project is a photography/music collaboration to be experienced tangibly and audibly, in my opinion it makes better sense to own a physical copy of the CD with the 24-page booklet.

Friday, May 22, 2009

GoeddeConcerto Interview at BlueBlood.net

Nice little interview with me about the GoeddeConcerto CD+Booklet. Thanks to Amelia G and Forrest Black at BlueBlood.net

www.blueblood.net/2009/05/steve-diet-goedde-concerto

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Support the arts (and me!).
Order your signed copy of the GoeddeConcerto HERE

Thursday, May 14, 2009

GoeddeConcerto CD+Booklet | Now Available

GoeddeConcerto

I've been working on this project for almost a year now, and I'm very excited to announce the release of GoeddeConcerto, a CD+booklet of music and photography.

"Robert Waechter, concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra/Opera de Nice, France, and Steve Diet Goedde, internationally renowned erotic photographer, have released an audio/visual collaboration entitled GoeddeConcerto (ReadyMade Music). The CD features 21 mini-concertos inspired by 21 photographs by Steve Diet Goedde. Robert Waechter personally picked the photographs which inspired him and then composed and conducted each individual piece for the CD. The CD contains a 24-page booklet of the photographs to accompany the music."

More information and images available at www.stevedietgoedde.com/goeddeconcerto.htm. Signed copies are now available for purchase and shipment.

The CD will be available through Amazon.com and CDBaby.com within the next few weeks.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Belle, Portland OR 1998 - Out-take

Belle, Portland OR 1998
An out-take from my Belle shoot in 1998. I was recently going through the negatives from this shoot and found some nice, neglected images.

Back in the ye olde days of the last century, I printed all my images in the darkroom. Usually I had limited time, patience, and money to only print my favorite few shots from each session. As a result, many images never saw the light of day. But now thanks to digital scanning, I can go back and retrieve many well-deserving images.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bettie Page Tribute Show this SAT in Hollywood

Bettie Page Tribute Show - May 2nd in Hollywood
SATURDAY, MAY 2nd

A tribute to Bettie Page featuring the art of such pin-up legends as

OLIVIA & BUNNY YEAGER

Also with Austin Young, Jim Silke, Colin Christian, Glen Hanson, Marla Rutherford, Steve Diet Goedde, Ed Mironiuk, Spencer Davis, The Fluffs + more.

This show is going to be HUGE! I'll be there showing previously unreleased images of Midori wearing Bettie's signature leather opera gloves. Besides all the art, some of Bettie's personal items will be there, including her high-heeled leather boots. If interested in going, my advice is to get there EARLY.

World of Wonder
6650 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kimberly Kane, Los Angeles 2009

Kimberly Kane, Los Angeles 2009
Yet another photo from our collaboration a month ago. We ended up with so many great images that I decided to space the selections out a little bit. Hope you don't mind.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alejandra Guerrero, El Mirage 2008

Alejandra Guerrero, El Mirage CA 2008
When Alejandra and I went to the desert in late 2008, I brought my Holga to take some images in bright daylight. My previous Holga experiments had been done in the shade so I really wanted to see what it could do in intense sunlight.

New SDG Little Edition Print Offer


Now available:
Steve Diet Goedde | Little Editions 04
One 5x7" limited edition print of Kimberly Kane. Perfect as a gift or addition to your personal art collection. Limited to 25 prints. Each print is signed and numbered on the front. Only $50 each. Price includes standard shipping to US addresses. Non-US destinations may have to pay slightly more depending on location.

The prints:
Archival Ultrachromium ink prints. 260 gsm weight for durability. Acid free base. 100% cotton rag for archivability. Highest D-Max of all cotton papers.

Purchasing:
Like my previous limited edition print sales, email me your interest at stevedg@gmail.com. Once I have payment, your print will be reserved and shipped to you. Please limit one print per person. These editions sell out fast so order soon. First come, first served.

More information at www.stevedietgoedde.com/littleeditions02.htm

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Scar, Los Angeles 2008

Scar, Los Angeles 2008
I ran into Scar at a party last year and took some iPhone pics and later processed them with the CameraBag app. Then I kinda forgot about them until Scar reminded me about them a few days ago.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Miss B. Havin, Portland 2001

I typically don't shoot much in the winter months. It's cold and the hours of daylight are significantly fewer in number. So I tend to work on other stuff and revisit work I shot in the past. So until it starts getting consistently warmer and sunnier, I'll be posting lost and newly found treasures from the days of yesteryear.
Miss B. Havin, Portland 2001
This is an out-take from a shoot I did in Portland in 2001 with Miss B. Havin. She was photographed in a cool house which belonged to Angela Baldwin who was the hair and make-up artist. The model was referred to me by my good friend, model, and artist Marne Lucas AKA Gina Velour. BTW, Marne currently has an art installation called Warlord Sun King: The Genesis of Eco-Baroque in Marylhurst, Oregon near Portland. Info on her site.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Naturale, Twentynine Palms CA 2009


Shot in a motel in Twentynine Palms, CA with my Yashica T4 on 35mm film.
Hood by Imp of Satan.

Slightly larger version on my Flickr but you need to have your SafeSearch in the OFF position in order to see restricted content.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mud Outside of Palm Springs, 2009

Mud Outside of Palm Springs, 2009
A new image posted to my Goedde Images Flickr account. I ran across this scene about a month ago outside of Palm Springs, CA. Shot on 35mm film with my Yashica T4.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tanya, Lamont, Ill. 1996


By 1996, I had already been pigeonholed as a fetish photographer and was eager to do erotic work which relied less on fetishistic textures and more on earthly elements. Tanya was a cool-looking girl I knew from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was just one of the many artists I met during the early hipster years of Chicago's Wicker Park in the mid-to-late 1980s.

I had wanted to go out into the country to do a shoot, so Tonya and I headed west from the shores of Lake Michigan. We got off the highway at some random exit and ended up in Lamont, Illinois. The town sounded like one of those small towns in a Tom Waits song. Going less than a mile, we discovered photography-location heaven in the form of an old car graveyard. We pulled over, and I excitedly grabbed my Mamiya from the backseat. While tearing through the thick humid air seeking something particularly pleasing to my visual aesthetic, we tried our best not to overturn flooded hubcaps which provided nurturing housing for colonies of blood-thirsty mosquitoes. Our flesh was hot, moist, and tasty that day so we had to act fast to avoid being eaten alive. We shot some random poses next to some wrecked out Buicks and then wandered deeper into the automotive wasteland. As we edged our way further in, the vegetation grew thicker and the cars got older. We soon could not forage any deeper and decided to trek back to my modern car (a 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage) where the comforts of AC awaited us. Before getting back in the car however, I noticed reflective puddles of water in the road and did a few more shots. Once in the car, we counted the number of mosquito attacks we had on our bodies and decided to head back to the big city.

At the time, I was very proud of this photo series but was disappointed that fans of my work were not appreciative of the images simply because of the lack of a fetish-oriented theme. I didn't care though. The art of photography has always been my first passion with subject matter running a distant second. I'm glad to say now that more and more people are enjoying my non-fetish and street photography. When people can appreciate my work from a non-sexual perspective, then I feel good as a photographer.

To see the rest of the series, click HERE

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SDG Seminar in Detroit this Saturday - Dirty Show

DIRTY SHOW - DETROIT
FEBRUARY 6-14, 2009

STEVE DIET GOEDDE will be exhibiting work and will be giving a SEMINAR on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7th (8:00pm). The seminar will be an intimate slideshow presentation of his photography discussing aesthetics and technical issues involving his art. Audience Q&A is encouraged during the presentation.

Workshop/Seminar info and registration available at the Detroit Erotic Arts Collaborative website at www.deacgroup.com


The mission of The Dirty Show is to promote, publish and propagate erotic art in all forms. This is done in the form of an erotic art exhibition which has become one of the largest in the world. Since it’s inception at the turn of the century, the founders have been entertaining and enlightening the masses with a delightful event called, The Dirty Show. Held every Valentine’s Weekend, the show features a large number of artists, from first-timers to the famous at their dirtiest. While primarily focusing on area artists, The Dirty Show is open to artists from anywhere in the world, providing the work is good, erotic, they can get it here.

Bert's Warehouse Theater
739 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207

More information at www.dirtydetroit.com

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DIRTY SHOW - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
FEBRUARY 13-15, 2009

Steve Diet Goedde will be showing a small sampling of art at this event. He will NOT be in attendance.

Kino Roland
Langstrasse 111
8004 Zurich
Switzerland

More information at www.porninart.ch

New SDG Street Photography Flickr Account

Kid's Happy Land, Venice Beach 2009

I've established a separate Flickr account for my ongoing passion in doing street photography. If you have a Flickr account and enjoy my non-erotic images, please add me as a contact to keep up with new work. I'll be adding a bunch of older and newer work to this portfolio soon.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goeddeimages/
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You can still see my erotic work (both old and new) at
http://flickr.com/photos/stevedg/