Justin Dawson was born in the heart of the art driven scene of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Growing up in the southwest he became a lover of all things outdoors and gained a real appreciation for nature and the beauty that surrounded him. Through his formative years Justin picked up a camera and began to document his life and the world around him. Under the guidance of well respected artists in Santa Fe he began to hone his craft of photography. His journey continued through college where he majored in photography and communications at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. After finishing college he followed the lights to Hollywood, California where he worked for 15 years in the film industry, helping to create the fantasy world that keeps us all so captivated. Justin then took a break from that industry and began his journey into parenthood, self exploration and further developing his craft of art and photography. Currently Justin splits his time between Santa Fe and Costa Rica where he documents his life and the world around him through the lens. As many of us have, Justin has endured many ups and downs in life, including the partial loss of vision in one eye. Despite the setbacks he strives forward ever creating art to share with the world. His photography has been described as inspiring and real. He has a true gift of turning ordinary things into extraordinary moments captured in time to be enjoyed by many for years to come.