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, Natal Wholesale Jewellers (NWJ), Ogilvy (Durban), Reebok South Africa, Saltwater Girl Magazine, Spar Supermaket, Serta, U&G, Windhoek (Jupiter Drawing room), Vernon White
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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