Martial arts Dean Street Dining Smoking Portraits Colours of Spring

Martial arts

Dean Street Designs visited a series of martial arts schools in the Horsham and Crawley areas of West Sussex

Dean Street Dining

The Dean Street Dining series showcases the independent restaurants of Dean Street in the heart of London’s Soho

Smoking Portraits

A series of portraits of smokers

Colours of Spring

Well after a long wet winter, spring is here and we are getting used to sunny skies and longer brighter evening.

Welcome to the Dean Street Designs photoblog, all images on this site are produced by Dean Street Designs. We hope you like what you see here. All images on the site are solely owned by Dean Street Designs and may not be shared or used for commercial purposes without attribution or permission. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Dean Street Designs

Photography and design are real passions for us, the art of photography is an ancient and ever evolving one. In recent times there has been an explosion in creativity with amazing images routinely being taken and shared with the world. The images you see here are special to us and will hopefully give you a sense of the world we live in and the work we do within it. Images will be added as often as we can take them and when we feel we have something particularly special to share.


Dean Street Designs

Adventures in design and photography

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us about the images you see on this site

19th Mar 2015
Emily Lee

Emily Lee

I took half a day off to go on a solo photo walk along the south bank of the Thames, I set out to take some long exposure images of...

10th Feb 2015

Smoking Portraits

This is a start of a new series of portraits, that will feature people smoking. Smoking and smokers get a lot of bad press, ultimately smoking is very bad for...

30th Jan 2015
Side Kick

Horsham Nam Pai Chuan

The Nam Pai Chuan style of martial art originates from the Shaolin temples in both northern and southern China, and is now taught at centres around the world. They employ...

25th Jan 2015
40 Dean Street

Dean Street Dining – 40 Dean Street

The 9th restaurant featuring in the Dean Street Dining series is Forty Dean Street, previously known as the Zilli Bar. Forty Dean Street is an Italian Restaurant serving a variety...

03rd Jan 2015
Pleased to meet you

Leicester Square at Christmas

Christmas is a busy and exciting time in London, Leicester Square especially. It is transformed into a winter playground of fairground rides, food stalls and games.

06th Dec 2014
Cây Tre

Dean Street Dining – Cây Tre

Cây Tre is the eighth restaurant in the Dean Street Dining series and is a Vietnamese restaurant with a modern style where bright and clean becomes warm and cosy as...

29th Nov 2014
Warm Glow

Dean Street Dining – Duck Soup

The seventh restaurant in the Dean Street Dining series found us in Duck Soup a small space that manages to be both chic and cosy at the same time. Warm...

19th Nov 2014

Dean Street Dining – Rosa’s Thai Cafe

The 6th restaurant in the Dean Street Dining Series is the Thai restaurant Rosa’s Thai Cafe, Rosa’s opened in 2010 and is a warm welcoming restaurant with a really homely...

14th Nov 2014

Dean Street Dining – Tonkotsu

The fifth restaurant in the Dean Street Dining series is the Ramen Bar Tonkotsu. Tonkotsu takes its name from a particular type of Ramen typically served in the southern island...

05th Nov 2014
Dining Noir

Dean Street Dining – The Red Fort

The fourth restaurant featured in the Dean Street Dining series is the Indian Restaurant, The Red Fort. Established in 1983 the restaurant has won numerous awards since its opening, including...

15th Oct 2014
Two Static Elements

Serenity of the Sea

Being by the sea can be a profound experience, you can witness the whole spectrum of natures emotions, anger, sadness, calm and joy can all be found here. I went...

03rd Oct 2014
Chefs At Work

Dean Street Dining – Soho Joe’s

The Dean Street Dining series continues with our third restaurant, Soho Joe’s. Soho Joe’s is a well established Italian style restaurant in the centre of Dean Street, it offers excellent...

19th Sep 2014
In the oven

Dean Street Dining – Pizza Pilgrims

The second installment of the Dean Street Dining project took me to Pizza Pilgrims, located on the corner of Dean Street somewhat ironically opposite Pizza Express. Pizza Pilgrims is the...

05th Sep 2014

Dean Street Dining – Pierre Victoire

This is the start of a new series for Dean Street Designs. Dean Street Dining is all about the restaurants on the street that gives this site its name. The...

19th Aug 2014
Devils Dyke

Devils Dyke Walk

Earlier in the year I went to an open house event for a photographer I met on a Black and White Photography magazine workshop, Sarah Ketelaars, her black and white...

02nd Aug 2014

In the Zone

I don’t really consider myself a street photographer although a lot of my photography takes place on the street. The techniques and above all the eye that street photographers have...

28th Jul 2014
I Love Liz

London Photowalk

More road (or street) testing of the new camera, this time around the streets of London. I’ve never been down to the shores of the Thames before, I was hoping...

25th Jul 2014
Will O'the Wisp

Secret Garden

After the mechanical failure of my Pentax K-r I was without a camera for a month, luckily I have been able to replace it with a new Pentax K-3 and...

27th Jun 2014


Continuing the portrait series started with the low key series, this is a series of standard portraits in colour and black & white. I am hoping to add more to...

21st Jun 2014
Brooding Skies

Mundesley – Norfolk

I am currently mourning the (hopefully temporary) loss of my Pentax K-r which is experiencing an issue with the shutter. It expired 3 1/2 days in to my holiday, just...