About
I was born in Durban, South Africa. While completing a degree in Fine Arts Photography and lecturing part time at the Durban University of Technology, I serviced outside clients for commissioned work. Soon after my studies I acquired a position at a studio and became the Senior Photographer as well as Technical Ad… Read More
I was born in Durban, South Africa. While completing a degree in Fine Arts Photography and lecturing part time at the Durban University of Technology, I serviced outside clients for commissioned work. Soon after my studies I acquired a position at a studio and became the Senior Photographer as well as Technical Advisor for Sinar South Africa, which has taken me to places like Cologne, Bangkok and around South Africa. From 2010 - 2012 I joined a larger studio that helped me broaden my scope further while still holding a position as a part time Photography Lecturer at Vega School of Brand Leadership. I have since become independent and continue to service my clients.

I believe that one creates an image in order to satisfy a personal need to re-interpret an emotion stimulated by the visual sense that existed for a brief moment of time. A still image is only a trigger to this already lived experience, a container of sorts. We have a choice to open it and re-live the emotion. All images are distorted, a rendition of the mind's eye. It is always intriguing how one relates to an image, and that is the part of photography that I enjoy. Read Less
Selected clients
Boxer Superstores, Cleo Magazine, Incolabs (Innoxa, Kanebo), Kangol, Kirsten Goss London, Liza Lou, Meguiars, NWJ Jewellers, Ogilvy (Durban), Reebok South Africa, Saltwater Girl Magazine, Spar, Serta, U&G, Windhoek (Jupiter Drawing room), Vernon White, Sunflex SA
Awards / Highlights / Press
2009 Silver, Industrial category at the South African Sony Profoto awards and 1 Bronze in another category. 2008 Gold, Advertising category at the South African Sony Profoto awards and 4 Bronzes in other categories. I have shot covers for Pix magazine, issues: "Sept-Oct 2004", "Jan-Feb 2005", "July-Aug 2005", "Jan… Read More
2009 Silver, Industrial category at the South African Sony Profoto awards and 1 Bronze in another category. 2008 Gold, Advertising category at the South African Sony Profoto awards and 4 Bronzes in other categories. I have shot covers for Pix magazine, issues: "Sept-Oct 2004", "Jan-Feb 2005", "July-Aug 2005", "Jan-Feb 2006", Saltwater girl, issue: "Oct 2009", also produced a few Photoshop tutorials and fashion editorials, Musician Dave McMillan, Album: "trying to find rewind" (2008) , "Sawubona" Magazine, (issue, November 2009, Editorial, "in Focus" 2008 Sony Profoto Awards, Page 107). "Creative Showcase", 2010, Film Guide to South africa Pg 23. "Liza Lou", American Idol - Works from 1995 - 2010, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris 2010 pg 11, 91. "Liza Lou", Exhibition catalogue.

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Full Resume
Work Experience
  • Owner, Photographer
    Dean Elliott Photography // Durban, South Africa
  • Lecturing
    Vega // Durban, South Africa
  • Senior Photographer/Manager
    Pure Photographic Studios // Durban, South Africa
  • Technical advisor
    Sinar South Africa // Durban, South Africa
  • Senior Photographer/Manager
    Studiotwentyfour // Durban, South Africa
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