Brooke Anne Frederick's Everything is Fine Series Examines Absurdity

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 4, 2014
References: brookefrederick & featureshoot
Brooke Anne Frederick is a San Diego-based photographer with a penchant for travel. In her latest series, titled 'Everything is Fine,' Frederick uses her travels as an excuse to document the grotesque of the everyday.

Frederick prefers the mystical quality of candid shots, but she will occasionally break the spell to ask permission for a portrait. The subjects in her photos are as diverse as the regions she's traveling in (everywhere from California to Russia) and the scenes she captures.

The scenes are strange and unnerving. Frederick looks for elements of obscenity, absurdity and morbidity within the domestic and the familiar. Though compelling, each photo produces feelings of discomfort and uncertainty in the viewer, who is often unsure of what they're looking at or why it's making them feel this way.