”His recent Dom Perignon series is a perfect
example of Dawson’s ability to bring
fresh eyes to a well-known subject.”
Having grown up with a mother who ran a cooking school in Vancouver, Cory fell in love with food from a young age. It was always associated with big parties and festivities. It’s no wonder he’s gone on to incorporate his love of food and beverages into his passion for photography.
Cory didn’t always photograph in a studio however. He started photographing wakeboarding and windsurfing, though he confesses that at the time he had no idea how to use a camera well enough to capture the fast motion properly. Although he’s always been artistic, Cory went to school to get his Bachelor of Science with the goal of becoming an Air Force pilot like his grandfather. It wasn’t too long before Dawson found science not to his liking and began looking for something else. As he walked past the film studies building one day, he went in to see what it was all about. Then and there he changed his major and the rest, as they say, is history.
Out of school Dawson served as an art director for a publishing company based in Vancouver. There he crafted his skill for understanding how to visually capture a storyline or narrative. As a premier still life, food and product photographer, Cory is always looking for new ways to bring life to the still life image. His recent Dom Perignon series is a perfect example of Dawson’s ability to bring fresh eyes to a well-known subject.
A recent transplant to NYC from Vancouver, Dawson is finding his first year in the city exhilarating and inspiring. He admits to being somewhat of a creature of comfort, so the adjustment has sparked his creativity once again. Having recently signed with Elizabeth Pojé, Cory is clearly becoming a visual voice we’ll all be hearing shortly.