Modern West Submission | Spring 2019
I am driven by channeling moments in the landscape when that which can be discovered meets that which can only be revealed. My approach is less “adventurer-with-camera” and more as portraitist of an ever changing, yet familiar muse. I frequently operate right at the edge of storms and in harsh environments, as this is where the mysterious, unrepeatable moments of beauty are encountered.
Peter Dawson is an artist living in Los Angeles and frequently on the backroads of the American West. He received a B.A. in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography and his signature use of natural light has led him all over the globe for clients such as Land Rover, Lexus, and many other international brands. His landscape works have been featured in a solo show at the Team One Gallery, Los Angeles, as well as in Wilderness Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. Peter also competes at the elite level in trail ultra-marathon endurance events, a pursuit that closely mirrors the seeking of transcendence within nature expressed in his photographic works.