(A Little Too Much) About Shawn
as a child, i grew up on comic books, fashion magazines and skateboarding. i have drawn and painted all my life. i used to climb trees to the highest point i could reach so i could read books in silence. i love music so much that i still own things on cassette tapes.
i am an unapologetic loud talker who prefers to spend most of his time alone. also a little outspoken and opinionated. and way more tattooed than i ever planned to be. i wear my heart on my sleeve; figuratively and literally. my two daughters are the best thing i’ve done with my life.
i believe that our lives, bodies and stories should be celebrated. and we should be able to freely express ourselves, unashamed and unabashed. get uncomfortable and throw caution and self doubt to the wind.
the camera has become a way for me to connect with people; to have a conversation and tell a story. sometimes it is their stories i tell, other times it is my story being told. the story of the pieces of you.
“The camera is a liar. It shows everything, it shows nothing. It reveals only what we want. Often what we see is seen only from a window; moving past then gone. One window. My window. If you’d been here, chances are you would have seen things differently.”
– Anthony Bourdain