Stephen Shaw (born in 1976, the year of punk) was raised in Grangepark, Blackpool, in the North West of England.
Shaw is a devoted photographer with an artistic vision, specialising in Documentary and Portraiture, working within a street / documentary area.
Studying an MA in photography at Lancaster university .
'Shaw's work is raw and real. He's a brave one, attracted to what many would run from,'.
My images are motivated by personal pain, open secrets and memorialism .
I have a great sense of empathy with a desire for knowledge and researching failed human constructs .
Witnessing a darker side of life to deeply understand the people that inhabit its fabric is what drives me .
I have a thirst to photographically concieve to evolve our knowledge and the photographic medium, bringing this to the attention of a greater audience .