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my story

Hello! I’m Shawn Salley, a commercial and editorial photographer I am originally from upper East Tennessee, and I received my bachelor’s degree in vocal music education from East Tennessee State University. After leaving a profession in music education, I devoted my time and energy to honing my skills with my camera.

Over time, I’ve discovered that all of the same artistic details that I love about music – the drama, the textures, the stories, the contrast, just to name a few – also applied directly to photography. This unique life experience gives me a perspective that I believe translates into beautiful narrative imagery that I have the privilege of capturing through my lens.