News release for Shawn Brooks August 18, 2012

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The Sharper the Image the Clearer the View with Shawn Brooks Design-

Shawn Brooks the Celebrity Photographer

 Launches His New Portfolio Magazine-Behind the Lens

(LOS ANGELES, CA–September 21, 2012) – For over a decade Shawn Brooks has created top-notch images that have accentuated celebrity marketing campaigns to the indelible ink of urban magazines such as Hip Hop Weekly and Pure Dope Magazine. An eclectic photographer, Shawn has photographed the everyday life of ordinary culture to prominent politicians, influential business moguls and celebrity clients. Shawn expertly blurs the line of art and life in his images and taken his creativity to task in his first digital e-zine- Behind The Lens which will officially launch today. Available online, Shawn brings a trifecta approach to bear on the project with his extensive knowledge of photography, graphic design and web design-to his online magazine-all in one publication-under one cover placing him among the leaders of digital technology in the e-zine realm..

The long-awaited unveiling of Behind the Lens first began with the premiere test issue of Shawn Brooks Portfolio Magazine: Volume 1-the idea originated from the multiple requests and what is the magazine. Equipped with his Canon EOS 7D Canon EF70-200mm f2.8L , Shawn sets out to bring crisp, clear images that can double as wall portraits to advertising images in and of themselves. The magazine is entirely dedicated to photography and the the spaces it touches-which is everything. Behind the Lens features clients in thematic and up close and personal photo shoots focusing on the art of photography with Mr. Brooks’s signature touch. All 36 pages of the spread is advertising free set to hit the viral world twice a year with model Mia Kane gracing the cover of the September issue available now for you to peruse-chock full of crisp images.

Shawn Brooks, the celebrity photographer takes poetic license with every assignment from red carpet launches, celebrity photo shoots, strategic partnership branding and private engagements. One of the highlights of the year for Shawn is being the official photographer for TV One’s The Real McCoy and VH1’s Single Ladies star LisaRaye McCoy’s 3rd Annual Back 2 Business (B2B) Mix Down Weekend in St. Thomas and St. John Bay, US Virgin Islands (USVI). Shawn captured priceless moments of LisaRaye and her invited celebrity guests and performers such as Musiq Soulchild, Naughty By Nature, Luenell, Red Grant, comedienne Kiana Dancie, VH1’s Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo and Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands Esonica Veira.

Being bi-costal has its advantages- Shawn works in South Beach, Atlanta and Los Angeles throughout the year photographing clients from Pink Sky Boutique, Momma Dee of VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, celebrity make-up artist AJ Crimson, Honesty Jewelry, Hair Are Us, KMB Salon Systems, and world-renowned author YG Nyghtstorm just to name a few. His celebrity client list continues to grow all the while Shawn transforms his clients’ concepts and ideas from mere thoughts to provoking images through the camera’s eye. Behind the Lens is his latest outlet to publish those images.

Behind the Lens is available on and for samples of his work please visit

For information on Shawn Brooks, or to interview him please contact Publicist Dana Fikes of The D Network PR Agency  at 424.245.0565 or email [email protected]  

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New Publication

By Shawn Brooks in Behind The Lens

36 pages, published 9/19/2012

The portfolio magazine of celebrity photographer Shawn Brooks.