I met Dawn whilst at East Devon College studying a BTEC National Diploma in Photography back in 2007, She is a lovely girl and she has produced some fantastic images which I would like to share with you.
I have asked Dawn a few questions so you can get to know style of photography a bit better.
What got you into photography?
I started getting into photography from an early age, my dad always had a camera with him on days out. My parents always look at the world in such detail, so I grew up appreciating my surroundings, it seemed fitting to pick up a camera.
What work are you the most proud of?
The work I’m most proud of would be my most recent, in which I’ve been documenting a man who lives and works in the woods, having built his own cabin. His self-sufficient lifestyle and connection to his surroundings is something I find so beautiful, it’s been a refreshing experience to photograph him.
Every type of photography interests me, but I’m studying Documentary Photography, I would say this interests me the most. I think it is important for a photographer to have the ability to truly capture their surroundings, and to inform others of what is happening around them.
What equipment do you use?
I’m still using my first DSLR, a Canon 500D. Mainly with my 50mm 1.8 lens, standard lens, and occasionally a 90mm macro lens.
What projects are you working on right now?
I’m going to be continuing two main documentary projects over the next 5 months, one being the project based around the cabin, and another, which has to stay under wraps for now!
Who do you admire in the photography world?
There are so many people that inspire me in the photography world. I guess right now I’d have to say the winners of World Press Photo. These photographers have delivered images which document our world in such a raw and open way. I recently went to the 2012 exhibition, you find yourself confronted with what is really happening in the world, that we might not usually see.
Where can we see your work?
I don’t have a website at the moment, it is something that will be up and running by May 2013. I am on Flickr though, if anyone wants to take a look at my work in progress!
What is it like working with the North Devon Journal?
I’ve been doing some work experience with the North Devon Journal over the last 4 months, both writing and photographing. This has been an incredible way for me to further my skills in every way, I’ve been sent out on assignments by myself, and working as a photographer with a journalist. It has been so valuable, I’d recommend to anyone planning a career in photography or journalism, to get as much work experience as you can.
What do you think of University?
Going to university has been a unique experience for me, due to my transition from Journalism to Photography between my first and second year. I then transferred to a different university to study Documentary Photography for my final year. It has been a positive and challenging transition for me each year, it’s been completely worthwhile.
Here are a few of my favourite images from Dawn's Flickr page: