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/