About Shannon O'Hara grew up on the campus of Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi, where his father is an art professor while his mother taught art at the Mississippi School of the Arts. A chronic daydreamer, Shannon left his home at 16 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer, a passion that eventually earned him a job as a dancer with the Houston Ballet, the nation's fourth largest company. A similar passion later carried him to New York, where he spent 10 years working and studying photography on his own and at the International Center of Photography and The School of Visual Arts. He furthered his professional education in photography by assisting some of New York's top photographers, including legendary Magnum master Bruce Davidson and renowned food and travel photographer Ben Fink. Shannon has returned to Houston with his wife and daughter to explore the life and culture that he left so long ago. His work has been published in Food and Wine, Gourmet, Esquire, Budget Travel, Texas Monthly, Houston Modern Luxury, CityBook, The Local Palate, Morning Calm, Wine Spectator, New York Times, Al Jazeera America and in many more. Shannon met his wife, Evelin, while both were attending the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. She is an award winning art director of motion graphics. They have a 12 year old daughter named Leila who, not surprisingly, really loves to draw.