Shawn Parkin is a lifelong surfer and outdoors enthusiast from Orange County, California.
“I picked up a camera for the first time in college, when knee injuries forced me to put surfing on hold for a while,” says Parkin. “To ease the pain of not being able to surf, I began shooting photos. I didn’t get serious about it until a couple of years into a graphic design career. I began to shoot some photos for my employer at the time, and really got hooked on it. Soon, photography kind of took over my life, and I haven’t looked back. While graphic design is a creative field, which is why I liked it, photography is a whole new ball game. Not only is it an amazing creative outlet, but it keeps me outdoors, experiencing new things, and meeting interesting people. Live the life you love!”