Shawna Ankenbrandt

Finding inspiration in the vastness of the ocean and man’s interaction with it, Shawna Ankenbrandt’s photography captures that relationship. Growing up in a landlocked state, Ankenbrandt looks anew at the ocean and her fresh take is revealed in her photography through its dramatic composition. Occasionally accented with a figure, Ankenbrandt’s composition draws the viewer in while still remaining removed enough to retain the intrigue of the theme of the photograph. Her work has been featured in various magazines for her editorial photography, and has also been the featured photographer in surf magazines. Her introduction to the fine art world is one in which she brings a cultivated, yet innovative take on a continuous fascination with the ocean. Shawna lives and works in Los Angeles.