Brooke Shaden is an American photographer who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Shaden creates surreal images full of mystery and mystique using painterly techniques. Sometimes it seems like she depicts fairy tale beings who grew up but they still live in a fairy tale. Disappointed and frustrated, overwhelmed and fascinated. They live according to their own rules which we can hardly understand.
Gala Dali (Elena Ivanovna Diakonova), the love of his life, was born in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. He father left them when she was little: here mother was left alone with 4 kids: two boys and two girls. In 1905 rumor had it that their father died poor somewhere in Siberia.
The family moved to Moscow where their mother met a rich lawyer and moved in with him. So the stepfather not only supported them financially, but raised them as his own children. The impact of her stepfather was so big, that Elena even took his name as a patronym (Elena Dmitrievna Diakonova). But now she is known as Elena Ivanovna Diakonova (her original name).
The urbanization of life has influenced not only social changes but the changes in the sphere of art as well. Living in concrete jungle has made people want to decorate this grey world by using all possible means. The street art has become so popular recently, because it helps citizens to see that something beautiful can be found even in the grey mess of big cities. Street art is completely available, and everyone can become a street artist if he possesses some imagination. However, some people became really famous in the world of street art as there works received world wide recognition.