Biography

(about the artist)

Hi there. My name is Shane and I am a Photographer and Digital Artist currently living in Charleston, South Carolina. I earned an MFA from The Ohio State University, a BFA from Syracuse University, and also attended the Rhode Island School of Design’s photo program as a visiting student, as well as spending a year in the graphic design department at Philadelphia University… All that said, I still like to think of myself as self-taught because although the technical can be learned, creativity comes from within.

My passion for digital imaging stretches in many directions, from manipulation in Photoshop, to vector design in Illustrator, time-based art in Premiere, and even virtual reality sculpting in Medium. I have utilized a plethora of imaging devices including large format film, experimental lenses, microscope optics, and even a collection of vintage cameras… I don’t like to “stand still” for too long, so I am not one of those artists who does the same thing over and over (except I never seem to get sick of trippy patterns).

When I am not creating, I enjoy chasing sunsets, spinning vinyl records, swimming in the ocean, riding my OneWheel, arguing about art, dancing to live music, and drinking kombucha. If I had to choose between my sense of seeing or hearing, even as a visual artist, I would choose my ears because listening to music is more important to me than my art or career.

The Dreaming State