Man of the Beach by Dean Bradshaw


Dean Bradshaw lives and works in Venice, California. His parents are from South Africa, that is why he was born in Johannesburg. However, he moved to Perth in Australia at age 3 where he grew up. He studied biology, seemingly an unrelated discipline to photography. He started photographing animals, then fascinating places in Western Australia. “I got into lighting because macro photography requires specialized lighting to make it look interesting” he explains. One thing led to another and he become a photographer.

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We take these huge risks and try not to look over the side of the cliff. If we lean over, look, and see what’s down there, it can be terrifying. As creatives, we become really good at convincing ourselves that everything is going to be fine” Dean Bradshaw explained in an in depth interview at The Great Discontent. It is indeed true as being a freelance artist the risk is high. And hard work is repaid much later.


In the project Man of the Beach Bradshaw tries to identify what is the hero next door, an unconventional anti-hero. It is indeed an anti-hero, yet it is at the same time an ordinary person. That’s why it tempting enough to watch the project in a closer look. The result is impressive. Enjoy.