Dawn Marie West is a fashion, editorial and fine art portrait photographer based in Queens, New York. She is 23 years old, holds an Associates Degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University and established her business, Forever Picturesque Studios in 2004. She primarily shoots independent fashion labels, musicians and is commissioned for conceptual fine art portraitures. Dawn Marie considers her work an exploration of beauty; and her style, to be visually eclectric, minimalistic and authentic. She is now incorporating film photography into her work, and experiments with various processes to further explore what it means to creat a compelling photograph.