Dean Kaufman

Dean Kaufman was raised outside of New Haven, Connecticut. The son of an architect, Kaufman earned a degree in news/editorial journalism with an emphasis in the fine arts. These three axes have come to provide a framework within which he has gone on to produce numerous bodies of photographs for both exhibition and cultural and commercial organizations as well as being a contributor to international publications including The New York Times:T, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Living (Milan), Disegno (London), Casa Brutus (Tokyo). Kaufman lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.

“Initially what attracted me to Dean’s work was the clean, linear, architectural theme that is prevalent in his photographs. Whether it is blended with classic, unobtrusive portraiture, or more candid, reportage type situations, the theme runs throughout. His environments contain no added props or backgrounds, his subjects are not awkwardly or explicitly posed, there are no special effects or colored gels to act as signposts or arrows to the ‘message’ contained in his work. This apparently non biased presentation of images, enables the viewer to ponder the relationship and consequence of each individual subject and their respective environments. Depending on whether it is a person’s home or office space, or a section of urban landscape, Dean’s photographs study the environments that we create for ourselves, and what they tell us about ourselves both as individuals, and as a community.”
    Ben Hams from PhotoDistrict News ‘Editor’s Choice’

Commercial Commissions

Acne Studios
American Express, Crispin Porter & Bogusky
American Express, Ogilvy & Mather
Amdocs, Saffron
Bottega Veneta, Lloyd & Co.
Cisco, Ogilvy & Mather
Designtex, Standard Issue
Herman Miller
IBM, Ogilvy & Mather
Int. Flavor & Fragrance, Melcher
Johnson & Johnson, Ogilvy & Mather
Liberty Mutual, Hill Holliday
Marazzi, Studio Blanco
Nars Cosmetics
Mast Chocolates
Nöe & Associates
Pepsico, Chandelier
Phillips de Pury
Proenza Schouler
SAP, Ogilvy & Mather
Tomas Meier

Editorial Commissions

The Atlantic
Abitare, Milan
Bauwelt, Berlin
Big Magazine
Blueprint, London
Brutus, Tokyo
Casa Brutus, Tokyo
Case da Abitare, Milan
D La Republica, Milan
Disegno, London
Living, Corriere della Sera, Milan
New York Magazine
The New Yorker
New York Times:T Magazine
Port, London
Telegraph Magazine, London
Vogue Brazil
Vogue Japan
Vogue Living Australia
W Magazine
Wallpaper, London