Cassie Meder is an experimental filmmaker, self-portrait photographer, and multimedia traditional artist from the Pacific Northwest. She is now based in Los Angeles. Cassie obtained her knowledge and skill over the course of ten years of self-discipline and study; she has never been formally trained.
Cassie's illustration and film work lend to her background in the fashion industry aesthetically, although the inspiration behind her work contrast with nearly the opposite - lying heavily within the religious and philosophical questions of purity and evil. With a natural inclination toward the macabre since childhood, and now a practicing Catholic, she challenges the adopted norms for pleasing aesthetics and unattractiveness, good and bad, asking the viewer to seek out the beauty of suffering in sacrifice and to question the real depth in earthly beauty.
Cassie has embarked on her adventures almost entirely single-handedly, but her lifelong creative support from family and friends and the unwavering encouragement of her husband are responsible for where she is in her journey today.