MY FIRST NOTABLE ART CLASS WAS A PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS in 1994.  i set out to study a variety of things and realized, 20 years later, that PHOTOGRAPHY is the STRING THAT TIES ALL OF MY favorite things together.  light will always be my #1.  Design/ architecture/ COMMUNICATIONs/ the arts/ behavioral psychology/ color theory/  composition/ capturing a singular moment in time/ Working with small groups of people/ working with my hands (to build furniture and sets for portrait sessions) are all on the list.  It's perfect.  i'm so grateful to have found an outlet for work that i genuinely love.  

tracy shankle