Steve Diet Goedde

189603_10150445495360192_7949106_nSteve 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 “Goedde Concerto” (ReadyMade Music) in which the Concert Master of the Philharmonic of Nice, France interprets 21 of Steve’s photographs into 21 mini-concertos. With most recent exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan, Goedde will be exhibiting at Sin City Gallery in 2016.

Sexy Things: Goedde’s Polaroid Transfers Turns Images Into Objects, Stank Magazine, July 2016

 

“Ulorin Vex No.5”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Ulorin Vex No.5”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Rivi No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Rivi No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Porcelain Twinz”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Porcelain Twinz”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Phoebe L’Amour No.7”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Phoebe L’Amour No.7”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Miss Miranda No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Miss Miranda No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Lucy Fur”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Lucy Fur”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Laura Dore No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Laura Dore No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

Steve Diet Goedde

“Laura Dore”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Jade Vixen”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Jade Vixen”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Miss Miranda”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Miss Miranda”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Dress + Bicycle”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Dress + Bicycle”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Christine Adams No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Christine Adams No.2”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Christine Adams”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Christine Adams”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

‘Barbie”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

‘Barbie”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Ballet Boot”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6" x 6", 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

“Ballet Boot”, Polaroid Emulsion Transfer, 6″ x 6″, 1 of 1, Steve Diet Goedde

Phoebe, Los Angeles 2015 - 1962 Lincoln No.1 by Steve Diet Goedde & Colin Christian | Photography

Phoebe, Los Angeles 2015 – 1962 Lincoln No.1 by Steve Diet Goedde & Colin Christian | Photography

Phoebe, Los Angeles 2015 - Nude No.1 by Steve Diet Goedde & Colin Christian | Photography

Phoebe, Los Angeles 2015 – Nude No.1 by Steve Diet Goedde & Colin Christian | Photography

Phoebe, Los Angeles 2015 - Rooftop No.1 by Steve Diet Goedde & Colin Christian | Photography

Phoebe, Los Angeles 2015 – Rooftop No.1 by Steve Diet Goedde & Colin Christian | Photography

Ulorin Vex, Los Angeles 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Ulorin Vex, Los Angeles 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Phoebe L’Amour, Los Angeles 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Phoebe L’Amour, Los Angeles 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Phoebe L’Amour, Los Angeles 2015 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Phoebe L’Amour, Los Angeles 2015 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Phoebe L’Amour, Los Angeles 2015, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Phoebe L’Amour, Los Angeles 2015, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Miss Miranda, Los Angeles 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Miss Miranda, Los Angeles 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Miss Miranda, Los Angeles 2016, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Miss Miranda, Los Angeles 2016, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Kat, Los Angeles 2014 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Kat, Los Angeles 2014 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Gina Clover, Angeles National Forest CA 2015 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Gina Clover, Angeles National Forest CA 2015 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Christine Adams, Hermosa Beach CA 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Christine Adams, Hermosa Beach CA 2016 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Christine Adams, Hermosa Beach CA 2016, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Christine Adams, Hermosa Beach CA 2016, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Arden Leigh, Los Angeles 2015 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Arden Leigh, Los Angeles 2015 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Arden Leigh, Los Angeles 2015, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Arden Leigh, Los Angeles 2015, No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography

Porcelain Twinz by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | Inquire for Dimensions and Editions

Porcelain Twinz by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | Inquire for Dimensions and Editions

Yee by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | Inquire for Dimensions and Editions

Polka Dots No.2 by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | Inquire for Dimensions and Editions

Gargoyle by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition

Gargoyle by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition

Gina Velour by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition

Gina Velour by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition

Porcelain Twinz by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition

Porcelain Twinz by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition

Kumi by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition

Kumi by Steve Diet Goedde | Photography | 24 x 38, Limited Edition