DARREN WESTLUND is a New York based photographer and digital artist specializing in complex, multi-image photomontages that transcend the triviality of everyday images. His work has been featured in major ad campaigns and on the covers of widely circulated books, magazines, and music albums. Past and present clients include: Vogue, Heineken, HBO, Victoria's Secret, Nike, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Amazon, Google, Comcast, Motorola, Stoli, Hennessy, Ford, Universal Music Group, Newsweek, People, and The New Yorker—to name just a few.
Before relocating to Manhattan in 1999, Westlund was the Director of Digital Art at Studio 3 Inc. in Seattle—the Northwest's largest commercial photography studio—where he worked on ad campaigns for famous Northwest brands like Microsoft, Pendleton, Kenworth, and Starbucks.
Preceding his six years in Seattle, Westlund was the Creative Director of The Cambria Independent, a community newspaper on the central coast of California, near Big Sur. His photographs and interviews with local eccentrics from that time were eventually published in the book, Cambria Treasures. Westlund was also one of the original artists exhibited at the Vault Gallery in Cambria when it opened in 1990; his photographs continue to be shown there to this day. He has also exhibited at the Cornerstone Gallery in Beverly Hills and the Swanson Art Gallery at Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco.
THREE GRACES PRESS was founded by Westlund in 2007 to publish the seminally subversive Crash Gordon series of comedic conspiracy thrillers by Derek Swannson and the Noah Chance mystery series by Michael Seaver, among other books.