Shannon Glasson is a eighteen year old female photographer from Cronulla, Australia. She has an incredible connection with the ocean and a fearless approach when it comes to shooting at heavy, open-ocean reefs. Shannon is a frequent shooter at some of the world's heaviest waves including the notorious 'Shark Island' reef break, Cape Solander aka 'Ours' and the heavy 'Voodoo' reef.
Shannon has overcome a range of set-backs in her short time on this earth. She was born with a severe case of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV) which required heavy surgery between the ages of two to four years old. Each surgery restricted Shannon to a wheelchair, being unable to walk during the early years of her life. Shannon remained in leg plasters until the age of seven when she could freely walk. She was confidently swimming before she even took her first step on dry land.
Shannon was also born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), a very rare condition affecting her adrenal glands. Essentially Shannon's body does not produce adrenalin, one of the reasons she doesn't feel any fear in intense ocean conditions.
At only eighteen, Shannon has captured a large collection of incredible images from her local area. She has a very exciting future in photography with goals of travelling to the worlds most intense, dangerous and beautiful waves, capturing mother nature in all her glory.