Inside the Photographer’s Mind: Brooke DiDonato’s Surreal Photography

Photographer Brooke DiDonato talked to us about how she scored gigs with the likes of Huawei and more

Photographer Brooke DiDonato was the guest of our latest episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, now located on Adorama’s Facebook page. Her work mostly focuses on the surreal and she finds ways to make people really think about the images they’re seeing. When you look at Brooke’s photos, you tend to notice a sense of the whimsical in them. Even better, Brooke does these images without a lot of Photoshop. It’s a testament to her work as she originally started in photojournalism and then decided that she wanted to get into the more commercial and surreal side in order to be more expressive.

Last year, Brooke made our list of 30 Female Photographers to pay attention to and we’ve interviewed Brooke and featured her work on the site before. During our show, we talked about where Brooke’s influences came from, how she got started, how she struggled with her identity in some ways, when she got into photography, and what it’s like to transition from one mindset to another as a photographer. For Brooke, much of her work has been about self expression and she tells us that she often gets inspired by places.

Now based in NYC, every now and again Brooke goes home to Ohio and feels a whole lot of inspiration there. For her series “A House is Not a Home” she tackles the idea of not necessarily being comfortable in a home and notions that were present in the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” All of this and so much more is in our 35 minute conversation.

Inside the Photographer’s Mind is going to keep coming at you every month, and next month we’re featuring photographer Jonathan Higbee. So stay tuned for it!