January 18, 2021
BURN AND DODGE
IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LAWLESS
Photography by David Lawless
Interview by Melanie Meggs
David Lawless is a chef from Winnipeg, Canada. When he is not working, David usually spends his time shooting black and white street photography. Adopting the idea of using light and shadow from street masters Ray Metzger, Trent Parke and Fan Ho, David likes to strip his images down to their basic parts to use the light as a graphic element and at the same time to draw the viewer's eye to the subject. David catches that quiet moment that would otherwise go unnoticed.
"It happens once and then it's gone...leaving bugger all"
This makes me think about the fleeting nature of street photography. It reminds me to stay focused in the moment or risk missing the shot.