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Dean Elliott

Photographer

Durban, South Africa
Dean Elliott started photographing for commercial clients, namely interiors and product markets while completing a degree in Fine Arts, majoring in photography. In 2004 Dean joined a studio in Durban where he spent 5 years building his expertise, specialising in jewellery and product photography for the advertising industry. He was fortunate enough to work with world class equipment such as Sinar medium format digital cameras and Broncolor lighting which he still uses to this day.

2009 Presented Dean with the opportunity to join a larger studio which allowed him to combine his skill set with that of his colleagues and learn to work as part of a team. During this time Dean spent two years lecturing for renowned institution, "Vega - school of brand leadership" in which he taught the advanced digital photography course. In 2012 Dean broke away from the studio and also stopped lecturing in order to pursue his passion as a freelance photographer.

Dean Elliott has since accumulated a body of work that speaks volumes of his skill as a product photographer. In 2015 Dean spent six months in Santiago, Chile working with a well respected studio, learning more about fashion photography where he developed his interest and his stylistic approach similar to that of his product photography - clean, bold, and minimal.

Dean currently travels between South Africa and Chile.

Work Experience

Dean Elliott Photography

Owner, Photographer, Creator

Professional photographer & image creator.

Vega

Freelance Advanced digital photography lecturer

On a freelance basis I lectured 1st and 2nd year photography Vega students in subjects ranging from basic film photography, processing film in the darkroom to advanced digital photoshop techniques and studio lighting.
2011 - 2013 Durban, South Africa

Pure Photographic Studios

Senior Photographer/Manager

Pure photographic studio has a host of Photographers and 2 Assistants in house. over 300sq meters of floor space. Based on Durban, South Africa.
November 2010 - February 2012 Durban, South Africa

Sinar South Africa

Technical advisor

While working at Studiotwentyfour the responsibility of a second division to the company was to handle all Sinar photographic equipment that came into South Africa and required technical advice on setting up studios around South Africa for some of the leading studios.
2004 - 2010 Durban, South Africa

Studiotwentyfour

Senior Photographer/Manager

Senior Photographer and studio manager for a leading product photography studio in Durban for 6 years.
2004 - 2010 Durban, South Africa

Education

Durban Institute Of Technology

Bachelor of fine arts (BaFA)

I attended my first three years at Technikon-Natal before the institution became Durban university of technology. Soon afterwards it became Durban institute of technology for which it is now currently known.
January 1999 - December 2002 Durban, South Africa

Skills

Advanced Lighting, Advanced Photoshop, Advertising, Beauty, Broncolor Lighting, Capture One, Fashion Photography, Image Manipulation, Jewellery Photographer, Lightroom, Medium Format Photography, Portraiture, Product Photography, Profoto Lighting, Retouching, Still Life Photograpy,

Web

Website - www.deanelliott.co.za
Instagram - instagram.com/photodean
Behance - www.behance.net/deanelliott

Select clients

NWJ, Arthur Kaplan, Narandas, Paka Paka, Boxer Superstores, Decorland, Jane Sews, Seargent Pepper Clothing Company (SPCC), Liza Lou (contemporary Artist NY), Frams, Beier Group, Waynes Plastics, Reebok, Jupiter drawing room (CT), Ogilvy (DBN), Game stores, Tsonga, Incolabs (Innoxa, Kanebo), Spar, Kangol, Kirsten Goss London, Sunday Times, Serta, and many more.