antidote to death

"Antidote to Death" was chosen as a metaphor for my photography acting as a savior. When I entered my 30's I was consumed with anxiety - taking photos was the only thing that gave me life at the time.

Shola W. Lawson discovered the power to capture life's imperfect moments by drawing on her own awkward teenage experiences with style, body image, boys, and trying to fit into the suburbs of Portland, Shola shoots primarily in 35mm with her Pentax k1000, Leica Mini II, and expired disposables. Shola lives and works in northeast Portland with her calico cat named Reva and maintains an active Instagram account under the name @shotbyshola.