London based Photographer, Visual Artist, Retoucher, Lecturer, and Digital Strategist. Dean graduated from Central Saint Martins, where he has also taught short courses at the university. He has continued to teach under GUS as a freelance lecturer. Alongside, between 2014-20 he has worked as a fashion photography duo, titled R+D, working with clients such as Converse, FKA Twigs, Sony, Notion, Pat McGrath and Fashion East. His photography practice has evolved into his art practice. His recent project 'Bears Who Care' approaches sculpture with a softer lens, these artworks are currently sold in Fantastic Toiles (London) and Store Kathleen (LA) (with a majority percentage of sales going towards educational London based charity). Alongside this, at currently working as a freelance retoucher for Spring Studios.
- Bears Who Care (2020)Bears Who Care (BWC) is a soft sculpture based project built on a craving for care and human negligence, as a physical and honest symbol of repair (in the literal and metaphorical sense). Via repair BWC immortalises disregarded soft toys, inverting, scorching, and modifying them into soft sculptural aretfacts. I view the root for repair starts foundations up, thus the sales of this phase of bears goes to The Ministry of Stories (MoS). 60% of the wholesale prices goes to the MoS, which is a creat
- Based on a True Story - R+D Solo ExhibitionBased on a True Story is R+D’s reaction and dramatisation of how fear is used to control society. This story is told through 13 horror stories, collectively taking the form of photography, film and object. These stories tackle societal fear and the deconstruction of archaic horror tropes. While paying homage to a genre that is often disregarded, but has a profound legacy and a personal impact upon R+D’s practice. Horror’s ability to be outrageously explicit and to trigger instant guttural emotio
- Notion Cover Story - Sega BodegaTeam: Photography - Reece + Dean Retouch - Studio Private Make-Up - Isamaya Ffrench Styling - Nick Royal Set - Lyndon Ogbourne Words - Russel Dean Stone Production - Fernada Dugdale Fashion Assistants - Alizla Jorobada and Masha Ligay Make-Up Assistant - Jennifer Glynn
- The Dangerous SummerPersonal Project: a depiction of dystopian Britain, where we now live in a constant heatwave. Deriving from personal experience of society communicating anger towards weather online, and the contrast in taking action to tackle the affects of climate change. Below is a selection of images from the series, the project is ongoing.
London, United KingdomFreelance
Working under Global University Systems (alongside two lecturers) to collaborate with PEARL Academy (India) students, opening a discussion about the fashion chain, sustainability, authentic research, craft, and culture.
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- Photo Retouching
- Video Editing
- Digital Photograhy
- Graphic Design
- 3D Scanning
- Visual Communication
- Digital Strategies
- Shoot Production
First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and CommunicationCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
- London, United Kingdom
2015 - 2019 / BA Honours Fashion Communication and Promotion (with a placement year in industry) / Grade: First Class Honours 2014 - 2015 / Foundation Diploma in Art and Design / Grade: Distinction