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Meet Shawn Sanchez of [BLANK] Collective Media

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shawn Sanchez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Shawn. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Oh man, where to start, I guess you can say like pretty much everyone else I was taking pictures with my phone not thinking much of it and one day while hanging out with two of my now really good friends, both amazing creatives, and showing off my photos, one of them handed me her camera and pretty much said go for it, see how you like it, and from that point on I fell in love, not with just simply taking photos but with the ability to capture a single moment and showing others how I see the world, from that point on it was nothing but shooting free gigs and hours of honing my skills.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Honestly, it has not been a smooth road. Some of the biggest things I’ve had to overcome in this adventure include stepping out of my comfort zone, talking to strangers, building my self-confidence, and ultimately learning how to accept that I can be and am actually great at something.

Please tell us about [BLANK] Collective Media.
I capture moments that inspire me, moments that motivate me and move me and make me feel something new. I specialize in concert photography, candid photography, and behind the scenes photography. From what I hear, I am known for having an eye for capturing the perfect moment, meaning, capturing a moment with a lot of feeling and emotion and power. I guess you can say what sets [BLANK] apart from the rest is that I believe not every moment deserves to be captured, some moments are meant to be enjoyed, think of it as a sort of building block towards that next big emotionally charged power moment.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Oh man, my favorite childhood moment, man that’s a tough one. I remember one night driving back to Moreno Valley from downtown LA, after a long day of walking through Santee Alley, exploring Chinatown for the best Yu-Gi-Oh cards, wandering around City Walk just to ultimately end up with a new Gameboy Advance SP, ending the day with a stroll through the walk of fame. That was a great day but my favorite part of it was the trip back driving in the dark really happy, very tired, just looking at the sky watching the street lights pass, purely and simply at peace.


  • Lifestyle Photography $75
  • Show/ Event/ Concert photography minimum $100
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photography minimum $150

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Photos by [BLANK] Collective Media

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