Dean Steadman is an award winning photographer.

Dean studied graphic design at Art College, which led him to discover a talent and passion for photography.

To pursue this passion Dean moved to London and assisted various photographers notably, Cindy Palmano, Brian Griffin, Donna Trope and briefly Nick Knight.

His career as a photographer started with record labels and designers, as his experience grew he won commissions from advertising agencies which allowed him to work with some talented individuals including highly awarded art directors.



adam&eveDDB, AMV BBDO, BBH, O + M, M + C Saatchi, Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA, WCRS, Y & R 


Barclays Bank, Bells Whiskey, BMW, British Telecom, COI/Army, COI/Education, Condé Nast, Ford, Forte, Halfords, Heals, Hewlett Packard, Hotpoint, HSBC, IBM, Johnnie Walker, Land Rover, London Tourist Board, Lynx, Mercedes, Microsoft, NatWest Bank, Nissan, Pepsi Lipton, Peugeot, Prudential, Ray-Ban, Samsung, Shell, Sony, Toyota, UNHCR, VW.



Benson & Hedges "TIME" Awards - Highly commended 

AOP - Winner of Bronze award - Personal Life

AOP - Winner of Bronze award - Personal Life

AOP - Special judges award

D&AD Individual Wood Pencil Winner for Microsoft

D&AD Yellow Pencil for COI/Army - Hungry

D&AD Graphite Pencil for COI/Army - Hungry

D&AD Wooden Pencil for COI/Army - Hungry

D&AD Yellow Pencil for COI/Army - Travel Agents, Electricians, Taxi Drivers & Operators.

D&AD Wooden Pencil for COI/Army - Electricians, Help



Having explored and established expertise in different genres of photography there was a natural evolution for Dean to work with moving imagery. His first opportunity with Directing came with an offer of joining the film production company Vermilion to direct TV commercials for Hotpoint through Team Saatchi, the sister company of Saatchi & Saatchi. This was followed by a script from Saatchi & Saatchi, to direct a cinema commercial for UNHCR.

To inform himself as a Director in the technicalities of film making Dean has embraced various disciplines such as: Dolly Grip, Floatcam operator, DoP and 1st AD. Experience in these roles was gained working with accomplished artists (including Jane & Louise Wilson, Turner prize nominees, Gaëlle Denis, BAFTA winning director),  in the making of fine art shorts.



Dean is working on the development of a film script by a BAFTA winning writer to make his first short film as a film director.