Steve Diet Goedde
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Steve Diet Goedde Fetish Photography

Steve Diet Goedde was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and learned the basics of darkroom work and photography from his father, who was an amateur photographer. By the age of 13, Steve was obsessed with taking photographs and started educating himself about photographers that 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.

In 1998, photography publisher Edition Stemmle published a collection of Steve's Chicago work entitled "The Beauty of Fetish" detailing his fascination with such fetishistic fashion elements as latex, leather, and PVC. Later that same year, he moved to Los Angeles where he started a series of photographs which would later become "The Beauty of Fetish: Volume II" (2001), also from Edition Stemmle.

Slish Pix in 2005 released a career retrospective of his work on DVD entitled "Living Through Steve Diet Goedde". In addition to the numerous animated photo galleries, the DVD featured interviews, commentary, and behind the scenes footage.

In 2009, Steve has collaborated with French composer Robert Waechter on a CD entitled "GoeddeConcerto" (ReadyMade Music) in which the ConcertMaster of the Philharmonic of Nice, France interprets 21 of Steve's photographs into 21 mini-concertos.

Steve Diet Goedde currently lives on the west side of Los Angeles.



 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 - Columbia College, Chicago -


 - The Sensual in Photography, BGH Gallery - Bergamot Station - Santa Monica
 - Around the Coyote 99, Feitico Gallery - Chicago
 - Unapocalyptic: The Future That Never Was, USC Fisher Gallery - Los Angeles
 - Object of Desire, The Lab Gallery - Los Angeles
 - Untitled show, Eye Five Gallery - Los Angeles
 - CrazySexyHollywood, SOMA Gallery, Carlos Batts (curator) - San Francisco
 - Art in the Vault, Michael Hicks & Ed Tellefsen (curators) - Altadena, CA
 - Ken Dunipace Memorial Benefit, Michael Hicks & Ed Tellefsen (curators) - Los Angeles
 - Holland Art Fair, Sandra van Gils (curator) - Netherlands
 - New Work, SoHo Gallery, Mitzi Valenzuela Cardenas (curator) - Studio City, CA
 - The Erotic Museum, (inaugural opening August 2003) - Los Angeles
 - Beauty: Surface and Substance, SAC Arts at the Santora Building - Santa Ana, CA
 - Mondo Bizarro Gallery, Carlos Batts (curator) - Bologna, Italy
 - SENT, SixSpace Gallery - Los Angeles
 - Four West Coast Photographers, Invisible Gallery, Chas Ray Krider (curator) - Columbus, OH
 - Snapshot, SixSpace Gallery - Los Angeles
 - CrazySexyHollywood, Perihelion Arts - Phoenix
 - Insatiable Desires, USC Fisher Gallery - Los Angeles
 - Artists for Katrina, LightSpace Gallery - Los Angeles
 - LA Nude, A&I - Los Angeles  - LA Nude, A & I - Santa Monica
 - Automolove, Antebellum Gallery - Los Angeles
2009  - The Dirty Show - Zurich
 - Bettie Page Heaven Bound, World of Wonder Gallery - Los Angeles
 - Le Nu LA, A&I - Los Angeles
 - The Naked Truth, Hous Projects Gallery, Pacific Design Center - West Hollywood
 - Love and Other Violations, Century Guild Gallery, Chicago
 - The Dirty Show, Los Angeles
 - We CAN-CERvive Charity Art Show, Che Gallery, Riverside CA
 - Pints + Pixels, Julia Dean Workshops, Los Angeles
 - Paint the Town, Andre Agassi Foundation for Education Charity Art Show, Las Vegas
 - Grand Guignol II, Century Guild Gallery, Chicago
 - The Coaster Show, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles
 - The Grand-Guignol, Century Guild, Culver City
 - Photography of the Spectacular, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
 - Photo Independent, Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles


 - Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (one-night-show featuring the photography Goedde did for the
 making of the critically-acclaimed short-film "Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade"), St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis
  - Photographs from the American West, Feitico Gallery, Chicago
  - New Work 2002, Madame S Gallery, San Francisco
  - Intimate Captures, Sugar Lilie dessous prives, Los Angeles
  - Dream Menagerie, Laura Henkel Fine Arts, Las Vegas NV
  - New Works, Laura Henkel Fine Arts, Las Vegas NV
  - The Modern Vintage, The Landmark, Hong Kong
 - Untitled Show, Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo

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