Self Portrait from Old Lier Mental Hospital, Norway. Published in Digital Foto, Norway in April 2012.
Lier Psychiatric Hospital in Norway has a long history as an institution. The massive buildings house the memory of a grim chapter in Norwegian psychiatric history the authorities would rather forget. There is little available information about the former activities at Lier Hospital, but it is documented experiments that were carried out on this Norwegian mental hospital in the postwar period from 1945 to 1975. It�s about the use of LSD, electroshock, brain research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and drug research sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies. It is perhaps not surprising that they try to forget this place...
Surreal and Fine art work from the norwegian photographer and digital artist Erik Brede.
My work drifts from pure black and white to bright colors, often influenced by my state of mind.
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Erik Brede is a self-taught Norwegian photographer and photoshop artist interested in surrealism, composite art, street life, nude/aktphoto, nature and landscape photography.
He got his first camera at the age of 13, and spent all his time in his fathers old darkroom. His black and white work is inspired by artists like Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier Bresson, Arno Minkkinen and Jeanloup Sieff, while his surreal work is inspired...
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