Still Photographer: Shawn Read
Shawn Read has been telling stories since elementary school, first with words and a typewriter, and now with photographs and Final Cut Pro. He earned his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Florida and moved to Okayama, Japan, where he lived for eleven years. As an English teacher in Japan for over a decade, Shawn taught all age groups from toddlers to the elderly. He taught in the public school system, at Kurashiki University of Science & the Arts, and with AEON and ECC, two of the largest conversation schools in the country. During that time he got married in a Samurai garden, studied Zen, and picked up the teaching, travel, and photography bugs. He and his wife moved back to the states so that he could earn a Certificate in Photography from Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, where he now works as an Instructor, teaching photography and multimedia for photographers. He shoots video, portraits, corporate headshots, and weddings at his own studio, L.B. Read Photography.