Born in Los Angeles, California, at an early age, Shannon was consumed with drawing, painting and assemblage. Today, as a multi-disciplinary artist, Shannon pursues photography, drawing, painting, poetry, music and sound.
For Shannon, photography is an exercise in observation; a deepening of awareness where inspiration and breath meet and the ephemeral is observed. He is most interested in objects, abstractions, shadow and light and how composition is formed through the subtle communication in any given environment. How we as people leave things in the world waiting to be discovered: a trash can, a discarded piece of paper, a television sitting on a curb, a mattress leaning on a tree, are all signs and symbols of humanity, objects pointing to the human element yet left with a voice of their own.