Dean Forbes lives near Seattle, Washington. He is a longtime semi-professional photographer with varied interests but with a focus on street, cultural, documentary and urban landscape photography. Dean has a full-time job in communications, and he spends most of this free time exploring with his cameras. Much of his imagery is the result of random, unplanned moments encountered on the street. He looks for the interplay of light and shadow, gesture, juxtaposition and interesting faces in creating his compositions. His work is predominately shown in black and white because monochrome strips away all distractions and leave the essence of the image.