Having grown up in New York during the 70’s and 80’s, Shawn’s style is influenced by the classic album artwork, imagery, music and attitude of the time period.
His first taste of photography began when as a teenager, he snuck a pocket size 35mm camera into a Tom Petty concert. The excitement and rush of capturing the live performance made a lasting impression. Not only was he hooked as a photographer but soon after he picked up a guitar and formed his own band. In the mid 80’s he and his heavy metal band made the move West…to be a part of the notorious L.A. hair band music scene on the Sunset Strip. Not only did he live the wild Rock n' Roll lifestyle, he constantly had a camera on hand to capture the outrageous moments.
His experiences and memories from the 80's L.A. music scene has shaped his vision on how he sees the world and is represented in his photography.