• Dean West
  • Themes & Dreams
  • "The Illusionist"
Dean West is an Australian-born photographer and a graduate of the distinguished Queensland College of Art in Brisbane.

Only 1 year out of college, Dean saw his name featured on Saatchi and Saatchi’s list of the world’s top 100 emerging photographers. Creative Magazine nominated him as one of the Australia's top photographers.

In 2010 Dean received the prestigious IV international Arte Laguna Prize, and photographer of the year title at the International Aperture Awards. He’s been featured by ADOBE, Blink Magazine, Communications Arts, and then some. A true globetrotter, he continues to spread his highly-stylized veneer onto fantastical pieces of hyper-realist work.

Whether it’s a commercial campaign, intensely personal portrait, or a scrupulously choreographed photo sequence, Dean borrows from a revolving door of innovative ideas, talent and cinematic spectacle. Fueled by hard work, a passion for good coffee, avocado with lemon on toast, and freezer-kept Tim Tams.


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