by Rani Nugraha in New Photography on Thursday 15 March 2012

With dazzling attention to detail, Toronto-based Australian photographer Dean West creates surrealist collaged images that tell quite a tale. Always using a multi-layered approach, his commercial work is slick while his conceptual work features suspense filled storylines and emotionally charged subjects that are in the midst of a visually intoxicating commotion.

Laced with tense and dark undertones, and showcasing elegant and rich textures, these constructed moments leave you free to continue the story or fill in the gaps to silently create your own delicious drama. His tetris-esque website features more of his portfolio, and is a dramatic winner in itself: it was graced with an ‘FWA site of the day’ award in December last year.