Getting to know you: Fab Rideti

Each week we ask a Seattle artist to answer 11 personal questions. Last week, Kelda Martensen. This week: Fab Rideti!


Fab Rideti uses photography to comment on our perceptions of what’s worth paying attention to, and what’s not. Her unusual juxtapositions of toys in various Seattle settings are often thought-provoking and always hilarious.


Where is your studio?  On Mercer Island

Native Seattleite or transplant?  French, from Paris, settled in Seattle in 2010

What’s on your studio soundtrack?  The sound of deer eating flowers, of peacocks on the roof, the sound….of silence most of the time

Who is your art history crush?  The French photographer Robert Doisneau for his capacity to seize incongruous, tender, playful moments

What is your favorite Seattle summer activity?  Watching people on Alki beach

Where is the best coffee in town?  I just drink tea…or wine!

What is the last book you read?  The old man who didn’t want to celebrate his birthday by Jonas Jonasson

What is your most treasured possession?  My 2 kids, but are they my possession?

What is the worst job you’ve ever had?  Being the trainee of a famous photographer, who asked me…to paint his frames

What super power would you like to have?  Being able to read people’s minds

What is your favorite piece on Artsyo (that’s not yours)?  The photo “This is How a Suit Rolls” by Constance Brinkley

Thanks Fab!

See more of Fab Rideti’s work on Artsyo.