Dean West

Conceptual Photography

Dean West is an emerging artist from Australia whose highly conceptual, stylized photography combines hundreds of different elements that are photographed explicitly for a specific scene and place.
Bordering on the surreal, Dean’s colorful portraits and enactments reveal, upon close inspection, layers of complexity behind the apparent straightforwardness of their composition.

Although he grew up in a mining town five hours inland from Sydney, Australia, Dean got an early start in photography because his rural school had one of the biggest darkrooms in the state; his teachers kept him excited and enthusiastic about the craft.

Dean made time in his busy schedule in Toronto, Canada, where he is now based, to discuss his work, what inspires him, who has influenced him, and what he’s working on now.

Photography by Dean West

Photography by Dean West

Photography by Dean West

Photography by Dean West

Photography by Dean West

Photography by Dean West

Photography by Dean West

Dean West

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