Sunday, October 10, 2010

Capturing Naturally: Shannon Boh

'There is beauty in every person and every object. The challenge for me as a photographer is to see and capture it'
Shannon Boh

Below: Shannon by Gary David.

Recently I was visiting one of my favorite places on the web, Aussielicous, and Brenton Parry, the site owner is running an aussieBum challenge, a fitness challenge for Brenton and his readers. One of the people entering was Shannon Boh. Although both Brenton and Shannon look pretty good to me, the challenge is not necessarily about how you look but more about how you feel and is about improving rather than changing.

I have enjoyed the work of Shannon Boh for some time. Shannon is one of those guys whose work I encounter often and was shocked that he has not been on FH before. I visit his blog regularly and I guess seeing his work so often had me thinking I must have shared it before. Since I had not, let me now rectify that mistake!

Both as a photographer and as a model Shannon exudes the joy of everything the Australian sun represents. Shannon belongs in the light of the sun. Not only does it inspire his work, it inspires his life. As a photographer Shannon frequently puts his models outside, using the natural light, the ocean, the beauty of Sydney as a partner in his work. As a model, as a person, he looks most at home near or in the water.

Most models who turn to photography, or photographers who turn to modeling, move with such ease between the two. I think this is because Shannon Boh doesn't fill his portfolio with feathers, glitter or frills. He goes for natural looks, choosing to find, not create moments. Shannon possesses something many of us seek over a lifetime. His eye for beauty includes not just what he sees as beautiful but as well is keenly aware of what is beautiful about himself.

Check out Shannon's official site HERE:
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& Be Sure to check out Shannon's truly Amazing Blog HERE:

'Naked Tuesday' From Shannon's blog.

Wet Suit:
One of my favorite pic series on Shannon's blog.

Josh Blank by Shannon Boh:

In going through Shannon's work some of my favorite shots were of Queensland's Josh Blank. Josh is just 18 but in front of the camera he presents as a seasoned professional with a face expressing not just beauty but strength and a keen focus on his work. Shannon's shots of Josh take in so many of the things he says are central to his work; bright, natural light, color and the beach culture in Sydney.

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