Dylan Priest always knew he wanted to be a photographer. As he says, “There was no backup plan.” After going to art school and moving back to Kansas City to assist for a while, Dylan decided to move out to Seattle and explore both the area and his photographic vision. The relationship ended up being symbiotic.
Dylan’s youthful street-style grew out of the music scene in Seattle. He was inspired by the vibrancy and energy he found in the local music scene. Some friends and he put together a collective of sorts and threw huge house parties where local bands would perform. Dylan would photograph and video the events and concerts, the people and the overall scene. His definitive loose natural style in his fashion and portrait work takes inspiration from this formative time.
Aside from his photography, Dylan is an avid student of history and lover of books in general. One his favorite pastime is to read all about the history of a place before visiting. He says it’s like getting a sneak-peek and when you finally arrive, you see it through the lens of the historical context you’ve learned. Now that’s something you don’t often hear from many photographers.
A guy who is never working for the weekend, Dylan is incredibly grateful that he’s of the rare breed where his job and his passion are one in the same. Looking ahead, he’s hoping to increase his fashion work, bringing his fun youthful energetic aesthetic to the scene.
“Dylan’s youthful street-style grew out of the music scene in
Seattle. He was inspired by the vibrancy & energy
he found in the local music scene.