WBM/AUTR – Fashion – Volume 1 – February 2013 

Self-taught photographer and makeup artist Shannon Jankula crystallizes glamor through her lens.

Was photography something you envisioned yourself doing?

Creating art visually was something I’ve done since I was very young. I started out drawing portraits, then went to drawing on faces by doing makeup, and then to capturing people with a camera.

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

Aside from shooting reality stars, Olympic medalists and pro athletes, having some of my worked featured on Vh1s Love and Hip Hop and being published in magazines…My biggest accomplishment is being a single mother with two little ones at home and being able to support myself and my family doing what I love to do.

What is the world like through your eyes? What do you see right before taking a picture?

The world through my eyes is a abstract view of polarized perspectives with a palette of different colored emotions. Right before taking a picture, I see shadows and highlights, the way the light falls on the subject, and emotion.

This article is part of a series of excerpts from our first edition digital magazine. Read the full interview HERE.