My name is Shaun Patrick Stakem. I am a young aspiring photographer from the Dallas, Texas. About 8 years ago I truly started to develop an interest in photography after I bought my first Point & Shoot camera. Today I use a Nikon D300 (SLR) to take all of the photos you see here on my site.
In August 2008, I graduated from the University of North Texas with a business degree in Entrepreneurship. Following my graduation I traveled throughout Europe for three months while exploring 12 countries and took an unbelievable amount of photos. After returning to the States for a year I decided to follow a life long dream of mine and moved to South America for 6 months. I studied Spanish in two different universities; one in Argentina and the other in Colombia. While spending time in South America I also traveled to Peru and Uruguay. I returned to the States in March 2010 and I'm currently doing my best to post all my photos from my international experiences.
In August 2010 I was featured in a new series called the 'Artist Spotlight' by James Brandon Photography. The article covers my photography career thus far and gives insight to where I am going with my work. Throughout the article I talk about ten of my favorite photographs and how I was able to capture them. To read the article please click here.
In January 2012 I was given an amazing opportunity. I created a new business in the field of newborn photography. It has been a completely different area for me but I have been very grateful to learn a new area of my profession while at the same time living outside of the country for the first time in my life. After many years of traveling abroad I have found myself in Medellín, Colombia where I will be living for the next few years.
My favorite part of photography is being able to capture moments that can never be created again.
However, I do enjoy many different areas of photography, such as:
- Travel & Nature
- Weddings & Sporting Events
- Modeling & Fashion
Feel free to look around my site and let me know what you think or even buy a photo! You can also check out my other websites if you click on the 'Links' tab located in the top right corner. Please feel free to contact me at any time and perhaps send me any suggestions on ways to improve my website or you can just sign my guestbook which is also located in the top right corner of this page!
If you have any problems with purchasing or you are unhappy with the photograph you receive, please let me know immediately so that I can take care of you and try my best to get you a photograph that you will love! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shaun Patrick Stakem
”A man must travel. By his own, not through stories, pictures, books or TV. He’s got to travel by himself, with his eyes and feet, to understand what is his. To one day plant his own trees and value them. Knowing the cold to enjoy the heat. And the opposite. Feel the distance and absence of shelter to be well under his own roof. A man must travel to places that he does not know to break this arrogance that makes us see the world as we imagine it, and not simply as it is or can be. That makes us teachers and doctors of what we have not seen, when we should be students, and simply go see.”
– Amyr Klink –
"Amidst all the opportunities, for a moment, the stars align in a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime beauty. To record that, there is no greater - and that, is photography."
– Erik Neuwirth –