Latest Shooter’s Profile with Maryland photographer, Shaughn Cooper. Get to know about him and all that he is about.
What is your name and what do you do?
Hello, my name is Shaughn Cooper and I am a photographer.
Where are you from and how has being there affected your creativity?
I’m from Clinton, MD and Clinton has affected my creativity because there’s not much do so when I was younger I had enough time to practice throughout the day.
Explain what initially got you into shooting?
Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of friends, so I would spend a lot of time blogging and the photos I saw on blogs began to inspire me.
Explain what does an average day look like for you?
8:45am-10am: Editing (Photos, and if I finish quick I may edit any video I need to edit that night)
6:30pm-9pm: The Gym
10pm-11pm: Editing (Video)
What things do you look at or watch for inspiration?
I watch a lot of tutorials, BTS [Behind The Scenes] videos, Magazine spreads, and IG Photos for inspiration.
What is a quote or motto that you live by?
Stay hungry, Stay foolish.
What do you specialize in or what do you enjoy shooting the most and why?
I love concert photography the most because it is very sporadic; I feel as though if you can adjust to concert photography, you can shoot anything. It’s such an tentative environment.
Since we believe that music is the center around all things creative, what are your top 3 music albums, and what about those albums that gets you in a creative zone?
Earl Sweatshirt’s “I DON’T LIKE SHIT, I DON’T GO OUTSIDE,” Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s “Piñata” and King Krule’s “6 Feet Beneath the Moon.” I honestly have a ton more of albums I listen to while working, but these have resonated with me a bit more over the recent years.
What is one tangible piece of advice that you would give somebody who has just started shooting? (besides shooting more)
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Take as much criticism as possible and ignore all compliments; they’ll only hinder you.
Random Question: what were you the 3 movies you thought were the greatest movies ever as a kid growing up?
American Psycho, Resident Evil, and Spy Kids.
What is next for you?
Not even sure at the moment; every since I dropped out, shit’s just been happening instantaneously. Only time can really tell.
Where can people find you?
Wherever the wind takes me.