Dean Chooch Landry is an artist who hails from Harlem, New York City. He works as a photographer, artist and illustrator. His clients include Anna Sui, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Strokes, and Nickelodeon, to name a few. His trompe l’oeil designs were featured in two major art museum exhibitions. His Anna Sui illustrations can be seen in the book “Fashion & Graphics,” published by Harper Design International, and “My Favorite Dress,” published by ACC Editions. Landry is, in all respects, an artist — he creates inspired photographs, paintings and illustrations, and is a practicing musician, performing and touring with his band, Tiger Flowers. His vibrant paintings have been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally. His photographs include a large body of Polaroid, medium format and large format filmwork, which span the spectrum from street photography to portraiture to nature to his night in NYC series entitled I STILL LOVE YOU. His photo series of Harlem has been widely exhibited in various galleries and online features. His paintings and Polaroid photos are featured in a release from Magma Books, “Graphic 09.” His, paintings, Photos and illustrations were also featured in a solo exhibit titled CHOOCHLAND in Osaka, Japan. A book of his illustrations and paintings was published to accompany this exhibit.
His painting and engraving works were displayed in a month long solo show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey. Landry recently had a month long solo exhibit at Mooney Center Gallery in the College Of New Rochelle entitled GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS in which a book also accompanied. This featured his Harlem series of photos, paintings and illustrations for the fashion industry. He is also a collaborator and contributor with Colab Projects on Art For A Free Tibet. His photographs were recently featured in a solo show in NYC and Tarrytown NY and were part of a group show in Madrid Spain.
His current work for, “I still love you” coincides with a book project he is working on. The work is all large format film night photography in NYC. The camera is a 1947 speed graphic with a 1942 Kodak lens that was used in the belly of Bomber planes in WWII for surveillance. He develops all of the film himself.