Photographer Dean Chamberlain’s image-making process employs dramatic color and movement to create surreal landscapes, portraits, and videos.
Chamberlain uses hours-long exposures and kinetic, richly colored light to capture lush, dreamlike images without computer manipulation. His best known work is an iconic portrait of his longtime friend Timothy Leary, but his portrait of David Bowie and video for Duran Duran’s “Missing” are evidence of his equal presence in the music world.
The Leary portrait is part of Chamberlain’s Psychedelic Pioneers series, featuring consciousness-expansion activists that also include Terence McKenna and Albert Hofmann, made in support of the MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) program.
Albert Hofmann, inventor of LSD
Tree, Roots, Steps
Journalist, author, and alt-culture hero Daniel Pinchbeck