Tatooles specializes in the field of nature and wildlife photography.
Dean's innate talent for photography is evident in each of his striking
images. Attributing his inspiration to photographers Peter Lik and Art Wolfe, Dean's
passion and dedication to his craft are unsurpassed.
Dean's travels have taken him across all seven continents. At a young age, however, Dean became fascinated with the topography,
culture and wildlife of certain locations in the Southern Hemisphere.
In that spirit, Dean created Southern Cross Galleries after the
constellation that bears its name and is only visible from below the
Equator. Dean's hope is that his work touches that sense of adventure
in everyone and that viewers of his photographs will be transported to
another time and place, even if its for just a moment.
works with Nikon digital SLR equipment to capture his spectacular
wildlife images and indigenous portraits and a Linhof 617 S III
Technorama medium format panoramic camera to produce his majestic
landscapes. What you see in his final product is what Dean saw through
Dean's photographic prints are of the highest
quality. It is important to remember that images viewed on the Internet
pale in comparison to the actual print in person. Subtle details and
nuances of color are impossible to convey in a low-resolution web image.
The sight of the large, crisply printed image in person will simply
take your breath away.
All of Dean's digital images are shot in
RAW format at an extremely high resolution. Those images that are not
shot in digital format are created using the highest quality negative or
transparency film. After choosing only his best negatives or
transparencies for printmaking, Dean has each one professionally
drum-scanned by Danny Burk Photography, LLC to obtain the ultimate level
of detail and sharpness. Through that process, each transparency is
individually mounted using a special gel, and scanned at between 2000
dpi and 4000 dpi to extract the fullest detail, highlight, and shadow.
After carefully processing his digital images or scans, Dean personally
creates each individual print in his own lab affording him complete
creative control. All prints are of the finest archival materials and
created on 100% cotton rag fine art paper suitable for any decor.
Dean's customers span five continents. Many have been kind enough to
provide testimonials to his work. Please be sure to review the
Testimonials Page on his website or feel free contact Dean directly with
questions you may have.