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July 28, 2014 · by Shannon · Uncategorized
Oakland Chair

I’m excited to announce the opening of my show Presence and Absence at the Threshold Gallery at Mithun on August 7, 2014.  The show will be up until September 30, 2014. You can also view all the images in the show under ‘Presence and Absence.’  

May 9, 2012 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

One of the best things about the total deal I got on my Mamiya 645Pro was the polaroid back that was included.  I figured at some point I’d buy some polaroid film and try it out, but it wasn’t until I moved to Seattle and discovered Rare Medium (a store/gallery that specializes in all things…

April 29, 2012 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

I remember clearly where I was when the riots first began.  I was working in a high-rise in West Hollywood and someone who was listening to the radio mentioned that some fires were burning in South Central LA.  I went over to the window, looked south and saw several columns of black smoke dotting the…

September 26, 2011 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

When I saw I was going to be in London for a wedding the week before the start of Dublin Contemporary I knew I was going to have to make the journey across the Irish Sea. Having attended the Venice Biennale and Art Basel Miami I was intrigued by Dublin’s contribution to international art fairs…

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…

November 15, 2010 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

Yesterday I decided to take a walk down memory lane and headed over to one of my favorite bookstores in Los Angeles, Skylight Books.  I went because photographer Ann Summa has a new book out, The Beautiful and the Damned, of photographs of the LA punk scene (1978-1984). It was edited – and includes an…

August 24, 2010 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

I didn’t really love how my black & white shots from Walla Walla turned out  – or maybe I’m so in love with medium format this summer that rectangular doesn’t cut it?

July 31, 2010 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

I’m  joining over 230 other photographers in documenting August visually through our camera lenses and am starting a day early (at least for those of us on the west coast of the US) since I’m taking off on a brief holiday starting tomorrow (Aug. 1).  The good news is I’m taking 3 cameras with me…

April 6, 2010 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

I recently saw the Banksy/street art documentary ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ and something that was mentioned about documenting street art got me thinking. By nature, the idea of street art is that it’s temporary – it exists until it gets removed or painted over or whatever – but there’s also the issue of observation…