PhotoLounge Presents: David McDowell

Beyond the Gallery

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

david mcdowell | ig: @primarilydave | website: davidevanmcdowell.com


(he/him) is a born and raised Philadelphian. He was a part of the generation that used Flickr to find a photographic community and learn the ins and outs of image-making through various forums. Gifted his first camera, he found a connection to its magical abilities and took it with him everywhere, adopting a street photographer mentality and creating images that surveyed the world around him.

He had his first official gig with Visit Philadelphia after being approached by a friend about a project they were working on. Later, McDowell realized the potential of his images and started to take the trade into consideration as a full-time practice. He uses an array of different cameras, sometimes using his phone and other times a film camera—although surprisingly, I find it hard to decipher at some points. David has developed a keen eye for the images he wants to produce and it shows within the way he makes a photograph, regardless of the equipment he chooses or of his initial knowledge of the meaning behind the images.

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

DAVID EVAN MCDOWELL

 

Season Three of PhotoLounge Presents is curated by Rebecca Arthur.
PLP is a curated series where guest curators turn the lens on emerging photographers and provide a glimpse of their oeuvre and what inspires them. This season will continue to be unveiled twice a month on our Gallery Blog and Instagram over the coming months.

 

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