Steve Dean Mendes

Steve Dean Mendes was born and raised in a small town in the south of Portugal, Vila Real de Santo António. For the past years he has been based in Belgium.


Since last year Steve started working on a project called Project Raw / Under my skin. This series consists of honest and powerful portraits with no make up or photoshop retouching. Project Raw / Under my skin is about self-acceptance, self knowledge, self love. He wants to show that we are all the same but also unique. Anyone can be victim of mental illness But not all models who participated in this project have or had them. It's a sort of therapy where emotions are in the centre of it.


Steve Dean Mendes is an Belgium based photographer

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Photographers of the month 2019

January - R. Michael Walker

february - Anna Försterling

March - Steven Gindler

April - Steve Dean Mendes