Bjorn Dawidsson, with the artist name Dawid, is well-known for his experiments in the photographic medium to erase the boundary between photography and painting. The creative process is vital to his images and his artistic work. Dawid is profusely represented in Swedish institutions and collections. In connection with the exhibition Mot fotografiet (1989) at the Thielska Gallery in Stockholm, Ulf Linde published a now-famous catalogue in which he claims that Dawid raises photography to the level of painting. In the 2000s, Dawid has had solo exhibitions at Centre Culturel Suédois in Paris (2002), Millesgården (2005) and Liljevalchs Konsthall (2008), and has also participated in numerous group exhibitions. Dawid is also a successful fashion and commercial photographer.
If you would like to see his work go to: www.dawid.nu
About the photo shoot
I went to David’s photo studio to take this portrait. We sat down with a coffee and talked about photography (of course), all his photographic mates and what they do now. Dawid also showed me his latest work-in-progress and some of his great books.