Shannon Brooke was born and raised in Orange County, CA, USA: at 18 an aunt gave her a 35mm Nikon F-Series as a birthday present. She ended up taking some photography classes at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and later attended the Brooks Institute of Photography. Inspired by the work of famed pin-up artist Alberto Vargas and the studio lighting used by George Hurrell and Cecil Beaton in the 1940’s, she soon made a name for herself as a modern pin-up and fashion photographer.
Today Brooke is primarily based in L.A. and focusing on commercial portraiture. She has worked with some of the most recognized names in the world of pin-up including Dayna Delux, Heidi Van Horne and Claire Sinclair. She is also currently the lead photographer at West Coast Choppers and Hot Topic, Inc.
Shannon Brooke Imagery (official site)
Shannon Brooke -I Spy With my Little Eye (Tumblr page)
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