Dean McIntyre has a BFA in Fine Arts Photography from Corcoran College of Arts and Design, George Washington University and an MA in English from George Mason University. He also has an MA in Telecommunications Information Systems with a specialization in Software Engineering from George Mason University.

He is interested in human perception and the way people see versus the way the camera sees things. He uses film, digital photography, infrared photography, computational photography, AI, and computer graphics software in various combinations to create his images. His photography investigates how human structures often encroach on the environment, but over time the environment tries to envelope what is left of old human structures. Some of his images seem apocalyptic and like a reminder to preserve the environment and of the fragility of our existence.