Shanna Allyn is a Minneapolis based multimedia artist.
She grew up in Wisconsin and lived in New York City for 4 years working as an editor before locating to Minneapolis to pursue her passion in the arts. As a photographer, she portrays unusual and dynamic portraits of women. Bringing taboo issues to the forefront while concentrating on imperfection & raw natural inner beauty. Her collection of strange & beautiful portraits showcases a twisted metamorphosis of a woman, sexuality, beauty versus the beast, language barriers, crossing genders and the notion of what is considered beautiful. She is inspired by beauty, nature, bold colors and raw form.
“There is something strange and beautiful about this life. Some destroy beauty while others try to restore it, she says.”
“Shanna Allyn’s photos are sometimes strange, but always beautiful. She has a way of bringing you into her world of strangeness all while having a chuckle with her photography that speaks for itself.” —Twin Cities Metro
“Multimedia artist Shanna Allyn makes ladies pretty and odd.” —Frankie magazine
We find her photos: strange, captivating, feminine & unique. What do you think??
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