Percy Dean was born on the banks of the River Mersey in North West England. At the age of 17 he was taught photography in a small local college by notable ‘street photographer’ Tom Wood. During this time he started making pictures around his love of skateboarding and also began contributing to the national and international specialist sports magazines of the time. In 1994 he was appointed staff photojournalist for Snowboard UK Magazine. In 1997 he founded Document Magazine ‘an internationally renowned skateboard/lifestyle magazine’ where he held the position of editor/senior photographer for over a decade, travelling the world and shooting skateboard/street culture. In 2008 he evolved to a freelance photographer and completed an MA in Photojournalism/Documentary photography. In 2009 he was commissioned to shoot the ‘1966 Photo-book’ for Vans Footwear, which culminated in a solo exhibition in Munich. In 2010 a photographic book on his work with an Orthodox Jewish community in Manchester was published entitled ‘Clouds Of Glory’ this was then exhibited at the 2010 Brighton Photo-fringe Festival.
He currently resides in Manchester…


Nike SB Footwear Pop-up store: Covent Garden (London UK) 2009
Iconic Bolton Exhibition, Über Massclusive: (Bolton UK) 2009
Vans 1966 Photo-book: Forum am Deutschen Museum, (Munich Germany) 2010
Vans 1966 Photo-book: Detour Store, (Bath UK) 2010
Clouds Of Glory: Photo Fringe festival, (Brighton UK) 2010
Clouds Of Glory: Orange Photography festival, (Changsha, Hunan Province China) 2010
Voices: Peoples History Museum, (Manchester UK) 2011
Voices: Look 11, Liverpool International Photography Festival (Liverpool UK) 2011
Service and Separation: Imperial War Museum North (Manchester UK) 2011

Commercial Clients Include:

Nike Footwear, The Guardian, Sole Technologies, VF Corporation, Vice Magazine, Marketing Manchester, Visit Manchester, Manchester Central, The Soup Collective, Creative Partnerships, Polydor Records, Turning Point Charity, Arc 4 Regeneration Consultancy, The UFC, Fighters Only Magazine, Abstract associates, Vans Footwear, ISIS Developments, Carhartt Clothing, Kerrang Magazine, Kingpin Magazine, Sidewalk Magazine, Soma Magazine, Lodown Magazine, Blend Magazine, Place Magazine, R.A.D Magazine, Skateboard Magazine, Transworld Skateboard Magazine. Phat Magazine, Snowboard UK Magazine, DIG Magazine, Swiss Tourism, Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Les Arc Ski resort…