Dean Alexander’s bronze-place images were shot on location at a medieval castle in Latvia for a feature fashion story for Pastaiga Magazine. “That was a great shoot,” recalls Dean. “It was a dramatic setting, the skies were slightly stormy, our model was fantastic and the stylist was one of the best I've worked with. Everything just seemed to go the right way.”
A professional photographer for 18 years, Dean works mainly in advertising photography and has shot some notable subjects including Oprah, Nureyev and Lady Sutherland. “I include my LPA recognitions in my promos and website,” he says. “They are something that I show with great pride.”
Advertising photography has provided Dean with some of his most interesting and challenging projects. Over the past three years, a major clients has asked him to produce self art-directed images that symbolically represented the idea of specific words and phrases such as 'innovation', 'collaboration', 'risk' and 'global connectivity'. The shoots occurred throughout the US, Europe and China. A significant aspect of the projects has been the level of trust the client has given Dean, to concept and go out and produce the images on his own. “That level of trust has made me work that much harder,” he explains. “The projects have gone on to win several International awards. They have been dream commissions!”
Some of Dean’s other interesting travel assignments have included interpretive imagery of architectural glass shot throughout Europe and North America for an Architectural glass company's campaigns, a six-month co-collaborative commission in Greece producing original artwork for a Greek shipper and a six-month self assigned project in India, Nepal and China for an exhibit back in the US.