About

Dean Blotto Gray is an award-winning photographer with 15-plus years working in all capacities of photography and production. As the principal photographer for Burton Snowboards, he’s established himself as one of outdoor sports top photographers with a portfolio of iconic action and lifestyle images. His style has been described as emotive, artistic and journalistic, with recognition including Red Bull Illume Awards finalist, numerous magazine accolades as well as an exhaustive publication record across all mediums worldwide.

Blotto encompasses the rare combination of artistic and organizational skills, with a thorough background in all aspects of production, from art direction to budgeting. His buttoned-up approach leaves nothing to chance, he draws on his vast first-hand experience shooting Burton marketing campaigns and the team to anticipate and plan for challenges from weather to travel to talent. This proactive approach minimizes chaos and creates an atmosphere allowing him to capture planned images as well as candid unscripted moments. This passion for executing perfectly produced shoots is second only to his solid devotion to timeliness.

Beyond print, Blotto has long embraced social media as a distribution outlet for his personal projects. His authentic and compelling imagery, both still photos and stories, have organically attracted a massive, engaged following. As an early adopter of Flipagram, he’s attracted 300k followers, 70k Instagram followers and an additional 44k EyeEm followers.

Blotto keeps his skills sharp as the principal action photographer for Burton Snowboards, while maintaining availability for freelance opportunities. You can reach him through the ‘contact’ tab on this website, through email blotto@blottophotto.com or in the office 530-412-1487.