Dawn Bowery is a British photographer residing in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. She has always had a passion for photography, preferring to document life visually rather than through the written word. Through her travels she developed a love for street photography in far away places like China, Cuba and Morocco where she took an intensive photography course with Creative Escapes. This allowed her the opportunity to develop her skills and gave her the confidence to take her photography to the next level. She was rewarded by having one of her fine art prints from Morocco exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in their Summer Exhibition 2009 and went on to have several exhibitions in London selling fine art prints to collectors around the world.
Before becoming a professional photographer Dawn enjoyed a long and successful career as a visual effects artist for film and television working for Rhythm and Hues Studios in Los Angeles and more recently for Sky TV in London. Her visual effects background clearly influences her photography and is evident in her contemporary color treatment and post production. This combined with her natural empathy for her subject and classic sense of composition result in stunning portraiture that tells a story. In 2010 Dawn decided to make the leap and return to Los Angeles to pursue photography full time. The combination of her love of portrait photography and curiosity about what brought her fellow Brits to the City of Angels resulted in the idea for her upcoming coffee table book "California Dreaming:Real life stories of Brits in LA". The book has been a labour of love for almost three year and features stunning portraits of an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life, some are celebrities, others are everyday people, but all are inspirational of people following their dreams. Those featured include Nigel Lythgoe ( TV exec ), Audley Harrison ( Olympic boxer ), Ioan Gruffudd ( Actor ), Steve Sidelnyk ( Drummer ), Alan Selka ( Butler ) and The Atherton Twins ( Cirque Du Soleil acrobats ). She is currently running an indieGoGo campaign for the book which is due to be released in the spring. Find out more about Dawn and her work by visiting her website.
Find out more about her personal project, California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA and help support her effort by visiting her Indiegogo Webpage.
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