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May 5, 2015 · by Shannon · Inspiration, Seattle
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My first foray as a curator opens on May 7, 2015 at the Martyr Sauce Gallery.  It’s a group show idea I’ve been batting around almost since I moved to Seattle.  It’s obvious why landscape photography is big in the Pacific NW, no one will disagree that this part of the country is blessed with…

August 2, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration, Oakland, Uncategorized

Here we are in August where there’s hardly a sign that summer is in full bloom thanks to the foggy San Francisco Bay weather.  There may not be much change in the weather, but there are some major changes to my website and blog.  Thanks to the fabulous Susanne Friedrich I now have a redesigned…

June 3, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration, Street Art
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I know I’ve written before how I find it difficult to find creative inspiration for my photography here in LA. I think it’s because there isn’t that sense of history I love and adore – everything (and everybody) is constantly in a state of reinvention. (And I can say this as a native who has…

May 30, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration
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This blog has been quiet for awhile…and for good reason.  I’ve recently made a huge life change by moving from Los Angeles, CA to Oakland, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area) for a new job.   For the past 6 weeks or so instead of thinking about photography and the creative process I have been…

March 15, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – W. B. Yeats I recently saw a post from a fellow photog I follow on twitter who was agonizing over his lack of inspiration and loss of interest in photography in general.  As any creative person knows…we all…

February 18, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration

At the recent PhotoLA show last month I found myself talking to a gallery director about some Bill Brandt photos he had on display. I mentioned that I had seen a wonderful exhibition a few years back at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin of an Irish photographer who had also done documentary photography work…

January 12, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration

My cousin Cathy sent me the above photo she took on a recent trip to Tel Aviv over the holidays. What I love about this graffiti is its total irreverence, especially because sometimes I get so caught up at this time of the year with reflecting on the past year and setting my intentions for…

December 20, 2010 · by Shannon · Inspiration

It’s been raining for the past 4 days here in Los Angeles – non stop – which is a pretty unusual occurrence for us.   This kind of weather always makes me a bit nostalgic for Ireland, so I got myself a cup of tea (Barry’s of course) and got to work scanning some of the…

November 5, 2010 · by Shannon · Inspiration

Once again I find myself trying to get out of a creative rut, having let other things in my life preoccupy me and suck out any creative juices I’ve entertained.  I finally picked up one of my cameras the other day so hopefully I will have some new work to develop and share.  What was…

September 15, 2010 · by Shannon · Film Photography, Inspiration

I’m not sure who exactly came up with the above quote – even a search on the world wide web didn’t provide consensus on this one – but maybe that’s because those words have been uttered in many variations throughout the centuries. Those of us on the creative path know how hard it is sometimes…

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