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Derek Dean

Derek Dean

Monterey, CA

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I was born in Oklahoma in 1955. I learned about photographic composition by absorbing every issue of National Geographic and Life magazines, and about the technical aspects of photography from my parents, both, avid photographers.

After getting my Bachelor of Fine Arts Film/Video/Photography degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1982, I moved to Monterey, CA, where I spent many years as a professional color printer, shooting wedding videos and photos as a side business.

Being an avid musician, Iíve shot hundreds of hours of video and thousands of photos of local bands, many taken at the Three Spirits Art Gallery in nearby Sand City, at weekly events loosely called, ďSand JamsĒ.

Before getting my first computer in 2002, I shot mostly 35mm film and Super VHS video, dabbling at times with both medium format and 4x5 film cameras. In 2003 I got my first digital camera and discovered the joys of digital editing using Photoshop.

As Iíve gotten older, Iíve become interested in documenting the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula and itís surrounding areas, leading to daily walks through the many historic gardens in downtown Monterey, as well as the colorful wharf and harbor.

Also, my recent career as a chauffeur for a local transportation company has given me many opportunities to photograph the area while showing it to the folks who come here to experience the beauty of Californiaís central coast.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my web page. I hope my images will convey some of the beauty Iíve been privileged to enjoy while living in Monterey for the past 30+ years.

 

Garden Dream by Derek Dean

 

Sunset on the Edge by Derek Dean

 

Summer Breeze by Derek Dean

 

Squid Boat by Derek Dean

 

View of Salinas Valley by Derek Dean

 

Soledad by Derek Dean

 

Seeking the Sun by Derek Dean

 

Sand Stones by Derek Dean

 

Sand Stone by Derek Dean

 

The Preserve Golf Club by Derek Dean

 

Sailing on the Bay by Derek Dean

 

Royal Seafood by Derek Dean

 

Rocky Coast Sunset by Derek Dean

 

Rock of Ages by Derek Dean

 

River Road Hillside by Derek Dean

 

Reeds by Derek Dean

 

Ready for the Turn by Derek Dean

 

Reaching for the Stars by Derek Dean

 

Rancho Deluxe by Derek Dean

 

Purple Parade by Derek Dean

 

Point of the Wolf by Derek Dean

 

Point Lobos Sunset by Derek Dean

 

Point Lobos by Derek Dean

 

Pacific Coast Highway by Derek Dean

 

Orange Beauty by Derek Dean

 

On the Ranch by Derek Dean

 

Old Office Building by Derek Dean

 

Now That's a Cactus by Derek Dean

 

Naked Lady by Derek Dean

 

Monterey Day by Derek Dean

 

Monterey Harbor by Derek Dean

 

Memories of the Fleet by Derek Dean

 

McWay Falls by Derek Dean

 

Loading Dock by Derek Dean

 

Lit Up by Derek Dean

 

Hilltop Fog by Derek Dean

 

Hillside Pasture by Derek Dean

 

Hidden Beach by Derek Dean

 

Heading Home by Derek Dean

 

Green Machine by Derek Dean

 

Gone Fishin' by Derek Dean

 

Go Forth by Derek Dean

 

Garden Logs by Derek Dean

 

Garden Light by Derek Dean

 

Garden Greeting by Derek Dean

 

Forest Fence by Derek Dean

 

Foggy Day at Point Lobos by Derek Dean

 

Floral Burst by Derek Dean