About Dean McLeod
Raised in the prairie province of Saskatchewan, Canada, my wonderment of the natural world began at a very young age exploring the lakes, forests and living skies of the prairie. The sound of trembling aspen leaves in the wind and the sight of blazing sunsets over endless horizons all combined to instill the deep appreciation that I hold for our natural world and its preservation.
Throughout my life, the deep sense of joy and satisfaction I feel from creating art has always been part of who I am. The value of hard work instilled in me as a youngster by hard-working parents shaped the way that I approach all aspects of my life. My long career in the health care field as a denturist has strengthened my love of true craftsmanship and quality as well as the deep gratification one receives from helping people from all walks of life and truly improving their lives.
The art of landscape and nature photography has enriched my life in countless ways; my self-taught exploration with the camera has brought me back full circle to the joys of my childhood, magically combining everything that I love into a single craft. It is very liberating to capture a fleeting moment in time that can be preserved forever as a beautiful fine art photograph. In today's hectic world, I encourage everyone to make small efforts to re-connect with nature, as it's effects on your well-being can be profound. There’s nothing like witnessing a burning sunrise or gazing up at the stars with fresh air in your lungs to help de-stress and reconnect with this amazing planet that we ALL call home. The power and beauty of nature is truly humbling; and more than ever before, it needs to be respected and preserved for future generations to enjoy as we have been so privileged to do so.
I am honoured that you have shown interest in my fine art photography and taken the time to explore the image galleries. My goal is to create original, compelling photographic art that conveys a mood or stirs emotion in the viewer. My hope is that you may find an image that speaks to you in some way, as in the appreciation of fine details, color or light. Maybe it triggers a fond memory, reminds you of a place you have visited or a loved one that you miss. Whatever the reason, I am truly grateful for your support and look forward to hearing from you.
All my best,