Robert Dawson started his romance with the west in 1978 while working for Columbia Pictures Television in Idaho. It was there that he saw how composition and lighting help create dramatic results on film. Dawson is now a contributing photographer for Western Horseman and American Cowboy magazines. In 2001 his photographs along with a collection of American cowboy poetry was published in a book titled Along the Cowboy Trail. Two other books on his work followed this titled The Spirit of the Horse and The Spirit of the Performance Horse. His latest title, "Romancing the West" features the Life of the American Cowboy in Photographs and Verse. See them in Joseph at Uptown Art