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.



GALLERY & MUSEUM SHOWS

•EDUCATION•

- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 1985-1986
- Columbia College, Chicago - 1986-1987


•GROUP SHOWS•

1999
- The Sensual in Photography, BGH Gallery - Bergamot Station - Santa Monica
- Around the Coyote 99, Feitico Gallery - Chicago
2000
- Unapocalyptic: The Future That Never Was, USC Fisher Gallery - Los Angeles
- Object of Desire, The Lab Gallery - Los Angeles
2001
- Untitled show, Eye Five Gallery - Los Angeles
2003
- 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
2004
- 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
2005
- Insatiable Desires, USC Fisher Gallery - Los Angeles
- Artists for Katrina, LightSpace Gallery - Los Angeles
2008
- 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
2010
- Le Nu LA, A&I - Los Angeles
- The Naked Truth, Hous Projects Gallery, Pacific Design Center - West Hollywood

•SOLO SHOWS•

1994 - 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
2000 - Photographs from the American West, Feitico Gallery, Chicago
2002 - New Work 2002, Madame S Gallery, San Francisco
2010 - Intimate Captures, Sugar Lilie dessous prives, Los Angeles
2011 - Dream Menagerie, Laura Henkel Fine Arts, Las Vegas NV
2012 - New Works, Laura Henkel Fine Arts, Las Vegas NV
2013 - The Modern Vintage, The Landmark, Hong Kong


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