Monday, 23 May 2011

Dean West - The Image Aesthetic Appeal

Hi Everybody, today we have an interview with Dean West, a young Australian visual artist! Hope you like it!

Dean West was born in a small town of rural Australia in 1983. His love for photography began in the high school and continued at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Photography with majors in visual culture and advertising, and formed a partnership with another photographer, called, Berg+West.

Dean West has spent the past 3 years travelling the globe exhibiting at the world’s most prestigious art fairs. Included in Satchi & Satchi’s collection of the world’s top 100 emerging photographers at Cannes, and present at this past years Venice Arts Festival where he nabbed the acclaimed Arte Laguna Prize. Today he is based in North America following some new projects.

His multilayered images allow viewers to analyze the process of digital photography itself, which incorporates surrealist collaged objects and perfectly manicured poised models caught in mid-air.
As it is easy to understand the post production process is very important to the realisation of his work. All his works start with a pre-visualisation including sketching out the entire concept and knowing exactly where each element will be situated within in each scene.

Than each element is shot in the right perspective and lighting conditions needed for the post production. These two first parts usually last for months and months and only at the end of them the post-production phase begins. This final phase is the way in which the artist give life to his work and he is finally able to give the aesthetic appeal to the image.

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All the images posted here are Dean West’s works.

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