Richard Dean's Legendary Images
Established by Richard Dean in 1947, Dean Color and Dean’s Distinctive Photography specialized in commercial and product photography, custom brochures, souvenirs and local view post cards of the Adirondack region. Hailed as the “dean of Adirondack photographers”, Richard Dean produced the largest, most comprehensive collection of Adirondack images in existence. He shot hundreds of thousands of images of Lake George, Lake Placid and other resort villages, and photographed many area hotels, motels, stores, restaurants and tourist attractions.
Richard Dean passed away in February, 2008, at age 94. His imagery and the impact he had on the regional tourist trade lives on. His former assistants, son-in-law Everett Bowie and daughter Wendy Chitty, maintain the archive of Mr. Dean’s classic images. To inquire about purchasing prints or licensing images please contact Wendy:
162 Hemingway Drive, Rochester, NY 14620
"The Photographic Work of Richard Dean"
In this heartfelt tribute to my grandfather and photographic mentor, I share many of Mr. Dean’s classic images of the Adirondack landscape, its resort villages and tourist attractions, and recount personal anecdotes of the man behind the lens. It's a nostalgic look back to the beginnings of the modern age of Adirondack tourism.
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A selection of Mr. Dean's classic work. Hover over an image to pause the slideshow.
BUDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS, circa 1945
Glens Falls, NY
Daughters Janice, in front of lens, and Shirley (my mother), try to see one another through a view camera.