John Dean is a Calgary based Commercial and Fine Art Photographer.
John graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1975. His work has been exhibited in public
and commercial galleries and is included in numerous private, corporate, and public collections, including
the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The National Film Board's Still Photography Collection.
In 2002 John was awarded The Distinguished Alumni Award from ACAD.
Prescribed burn, Buller Pass, Spray Valley Provincial Park, 2012-2013
Forest Fire Kootenay National Park, 2003
It is this stark, almost monochromatic world that has drawn John to this place. Working with a medium
format digital camera, lenses designed for high resolution capture, and tripod, the images are filled with
detail. The formal composition, compressed picture plane, and lush surface reference painting and drawing
as much as photography.
These images are printed on Moab Entrada cold rolled paper with Ultrachome pigment inks to ensure long term