Shannon was born a poor hillbilly in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas and raised in the mean streets of 1970's New York City. He is one of the few Americans to have a European airport and a river named after him. He loves Indian food, Malbec and Guinness. When not photographing, he likes nothing more than body surfing in the ocean and training for his future black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His clients include MacLaren McCann, Sid Lee, Perry Ellis, Cramer-Krasselt, Citibank, Dunn & Co, Publicis and Target.