How do you incorporate Legos into portrait photography? One way is to construct intricate Lego props for your shoot. Dean West started a fascinating series of portraits that each feature a single prop constructed of Legos.
Each week, we showcase an emerging artist from around the world who is already garnering attention for their work. Taking inspiration from the Saatchi Gallery’s 25-year history of discovering new talent, One-to-Watch presents some of the most exciting artists on Saatchi Art, helping collectors to identify strong emerging talent. Check out our exclusive look at artist Dean West.
For “Beverly Hills Gallery, February
25, 2016,” the image might look like he snapped it while driving by a
gallery, but it’s actually a composite of 19 photos he spent two weeks
West worked with an illustrator to sketch the scenesters you’d see at
an opening—the art collector, the selfie-snapper, a model or two. The
Australian photographer wanted to convey the often grandiose atmosphere of such
an event. West is more interested in
conveying how a place feels than how it looks. Sometimes, that
means making it all up.