30 Aug Staff Feature (w/ interview): Model Shannon Grey by Shutter Photography Studios
SG: My name is Shannon Grey. I recently moved to Washington from Florida, and I’ve been pursuing a ridiculous number of creative projects ever since. Photography, traditional art, theatre, literature – you name it, I’ve probably had my hands in it. I like to say that I’m a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’. It’s mostly accurate. Mostly.
SG: I’ve been modeling since I was 15. I took a short break for a while, but altogether, it’s been close to ten years.
SG: Most of my preparation for a shoot relies on communicating with my photographer. I want to know as much as I can about what they’re going for, so I can do everything I can to embody that. Whether it be practicing faces in the mirror or hunting down wardrobe, etc, etc.
SG: I love art. I did acting and photography, and that kind of meshed into one thing – the modeling. Modeling, for me, is largely a means to help others create.
SG: I like that the industry is varied. I dislike that those variations are not. If you’re a runway model, you have to be this. If you’re plus size, you have to be that. It can be frustrating trying to fit into a box, let alone 12 of them.
SG: Anything with a fully-fleshed concept. Coming into a project and seeing the passion that’s been poured into it makes me want to do the best that I possibly can.