SankShuned is a photography art book created to showcase my photography and other artistic expressions. SankShuned Volume Two, titled “The Journey” was published in February, 2016. Where Volume One takes you around the world and introduces you to my style of photography, Volume Two features Baltimore and Washington DC. The second edition delves deeper into my creativity by incorporating the Aurasma application, to create a unique, multi-media experience. Aurasma enables my photography to come alive with any mobile device. In Volume Two, you will experience a wide range of cultural imagery; from murals, and music, to poetry, dance and African tribal art. The cover image for SankShuned Volume Two is a photograph of a sculpture by world renowned artist Woodrow Nash. The image was chosen to represent Trayvon Martin for the Black Lives Matter virtual experience which concludes the journey captured in this issue.
I am William Perrigen a Baltimore-based, self-taught photographer and owner of Sitazen Blake Photography. I created SankShuned Photography Art Book in 2014 as a platform to showcase my photography and other creative expressions. Throughout my life, I’ve always had a love for photography and pictures. It had been a secret dream of mine to become a photographer. In 2008 I won a trip to Cancun, Mexico. During this trip I was able to see some awesome sites and take some beautiful photographs. As I shared my photographs with friends, I was often asked the question, “So, what are you going to do with your photographs?” I really didn’t know but I continued to take pictures. I visited countries along the Baltic Sea, explored Italy, and spent some time in South America. I decided I would make a yearly portfolio to capture all of my experiences. As I reviewed my pictures from my South America trip, one of the photos got my attention and a I thought, “Wow this could be a magazine cover.” And just like that, the idea to develop a photography art book was born. SankShuned Volume 1 was released in February, 2015, and it started my journey as a professional photographer.