About the Photographer - greggshaw
me


I was 16 years old when I received my first camera as a gift from my mom and dad.  It was a 35mm Canon AE-1 with a 50mm lens that I've since passed on to my son.  It was the beginning of a creative journey for me that has now spanned nearly 30 years.  For as long as I can remember, I've loved to flip through magazines and coffee table books, mesmerized by the images that spanned the pages.  Images of distant lands and people, then skateboarders, surfers and snowboarders.  I dreamed that maybe someday, my images would captivate others as well.


My images are about telling a story.  The story of what fascinates me in this incredible world we live in.  The way water looks when you stop it's motion.  Or when you let the movement carry you through the images like a tiny leaf floating down stream.  I'm blown away by clouds and the way they reflect light.  To freeze the action of an athlete at a pivotal moment;  to look into their eyes as they focus on their prize.  How light fills the Napa Valley and illuminates the vines.


In short, I'm in constant awe of the power of our Creator and how He has put this incredible planet and it's inhabitants into motion.  I don't foresee a time when I think I'll be done telling this story.  Because literally everyday, I find something new that fascinates me.  And I begin dreaming of how to capture it on film.  


I'm blessed to live in Orange County, California with my wife and kids, surrounded by some of the most beautiful coastline in the world.  So I spend a great deal of time there capturing moments and adding to the tale.  But I'm equally happy photographing people, preferably in motion or at least in an environmental setting with natural light.  I never like to be too far removed from the mountains and the desert, but I love to travel to cities as well.  There is a special place in my heart for Napa Valley.  Whenever I visit, I start thinking about how to stay there permanently! 


All of my fine art prints are available for purchase or for license.  And of course, I'm available for assignment for live music and sporting events, professional portraits and other commercial ventures.  I hope my images reach out to you and inspire you the way so many others have inspired me.  If you have an idea and you need a photographer to make it happen, contact me!


Enjoy the images and God Bless!

Gregg


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