Bio/CV/Artist Statement

"The room is dark, but our eyes gradually adjust to the darkness." After Dark -Haruki Murakami

Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. I create photos in which the actual event still has to take place or has just ended: moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere while the build up of tension is frozen to become the memory of an event that will never take place.

My photographic process, I use analog techniques, capturing in-camera paper negatives with 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 field cameras, and use expired film with other analog cameras, creating unique chromogenic darkroom prints.


shesaidred (b. 1970) is from Hood River, Oregon. She lives and works in Oakland, California, with her husband, and two cats, Jalisco and Poblano. 


2016 Art of Filmmaking 1, NW Film Center, Portland, Or.

2012-2013 Todd Hido Studio, Professional Activities, Oakland, Ca.

2004 Associate of Arts, City College of San Francisco Photography Department, San Francisco, Ca.

Solo Exhibits

2014  Sleep, Cafe 817, Oakland, Ca.

2013 Everyday, Farley’s, Emeryville, Ca. 

2012 Sleep When I’m Dead, Scream, Oakland, Ca. 

2012 Walk Softly, Marion and Rose’s Workshop, Oakland, Ca. 

Group Exhibits

2017 Light Sensitive, Art Intersection Street Project, Gilbert, Az.

2017 Hospitality House Annual Art Auction, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, Ca.

2017 Rayko’s 10th Annual International Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Ca.

2016 Untitled, Rayko Photo Center San Francisco, Ca.

2015 Art For The House, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2015 Hospitality House Annual Art Auction, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2015 Indivisualism, RPS Gallery, Oakland, Ca.

2012 Not Kansas: Photographers Explore Their Own Worlds, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Ca.

2011 We Out Here, Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, Ca.

2008 Eth6 Magazine Artist Exhibition BlankSpace Gallery, Oakland,Ca.

2006 Dandelionblack: Flesh 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.


2016 “Un Ostión”: Screening, Whitsell Theater, Portland Art Musuem, Portland, Or.


"Your Daily Photograph." Ann Jastrab, guest curator Jan 17, 2014; Online.

"Portrait Issue" PH Magazine No16 Portrait Issue 2012: 110-123 Print.

"Nettie R. Harris." TISSUE Vol 1 Nov 2011 24 Print.

"The Photography Issue" Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, 2008: Print.

Edwin Pouncey "LovingThe Alien Wire Magazine, Dec. 2006 29 Print

"Two Weeks Of Rain" Riot Magazine Australia Vol 3 Oct, 2005: 34 Print.


Pacific Grove Museum, Pacific Grove, Ca.

Hospitality House, San Francisco, Ca.

SF Camera Works, San Francisco, Ca.

Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Ca.


2015 Photographer's Portfolio, City College of San Francisco, Ca.

2012 Out Of Sight Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Ca