The stage is set — Australian-born and Miami based photographer Dean West has made a name for himself through his intricate and highly staged photographs, that twist and turn everyday situations beyond the realm of reality. West’s finely tuned eye for details in choreography, characters, scenes, and lanscapes make for lifelike photography that somehow belongs in the supernatural.
International brands like Disney, Samsung, MTV, Starburst, Bombay Sapphire, and Fox Sports have all used West’s artistry in photographic campaigns, assignments which also landed him honours like “Advertising Photographer of the Year” at the International Loupe Awards (2008), Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers (2019) and the prestigious “Arte Laguna Prize” in Venice, Italy (2009).
West’s photographic style has attracted far more than commercial gigs, several international art curators and institutions have exhibited his work too. Columbus Museum of Art (2012), Faneuli Hall Museum of Boston (2015), the Paris Expo Porte De Versailles (2015), Puls 5 Gallery in Zürich, and the Discovery Times Square Museum in New York City (2014), are some of the places to highlight his work.