Rust Belt Raw, editorial photography by Lex Dodson. Rust Belt Raw, editorial photography by Lex Dodson.

Bio + Clients


I'm an editorial photographer specializing in portrait and action work. I believe in adapting my approach to each subject, that the old school has more lessons than the new, in always pushing the camera a little closer to the action, and that every subject has something to say. 

The work you've seen here gave me glimpses into fascinating worlds full of emotion, moments, and above all, personalities, only some of whom I can fit on these pages. To them, for their time and trust, I am forever grateful. But the best picture is always the next one, so I'll leave you in the company of the friends, colleagues, and faces here, and catch you in the field, chasing that next shot. 


Detroit Free Press:

Pangea Piercing:

Midwest Drift Union:

Women's Flat Track Derby Association:

Detroit Derby Girls:

Neon Vibe 5K:

Color Me Rad: