Hi! My name is Shannon. Thanks for stopping by. A little about me? Sure. Here goes….
My love for photography started sometime under the age of 5 when I found myself holed up in my mother’s darkroom in our house and I realized that the images appearing like magic on paper in trays of water were much more interesting than watching Sesame Street on a Black and White TV covered with red film. I kid you not. She put red film over a TV and put it in her darkroom for my brother and me. But as soon as we realized this wasn’t a darkroom, but instead a magic room, we were hooked. I’ve had a camera in my hand ever since.
I am a natural light photographer. The best light comes from the sun. That’s not to say I won’t work with artificial light, but I will certainly make it my last resort. Not that I am going to tell you my age, but I will admit that most of my years making pictures involved things like film, fixer, and darkrooms. My true loves are for making portraits of people and food. There is a level of intimacy in well-done portraiture and food images that I am drawn to and hope to portray in my own work. I love color and texture and find myself gravitating toward tight shots that really exhibit these qualities whether it be a person’s face or a product. When I make a collection of images, whether it comes from a trip abroad, a family shoot, or commercial work, I make sure I shoot in a way that can tell a story from beginning to end. I want any collection of my images to make you feel as though you were there with me.
In addition to my love for making pictures, I also adore blogging, eating, cooking, travel, and hanging out with people who love eating, cooking, traveling, or blogging. I was an Art History major at Union College back in the 90′s and spent much of my time there studying abroad. I also majored in French so I spent time studying language in Rennes, France, learning about the history of art in Florence, Italy, and then had an opportunity to intern in the Visual Arts Department at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. But when I was actually at school in Schenectady, NY I spent much of my time hiding in the darkroom.
Shannon lives in Marblehead, MA with her husband, three children and crazy chocolate labradoodle.