Hello newcomers my name is Shannel Resto, founder and photographer of SJR Photography. I am an internationally based artist, currently residing in New York City as a rehearsal director, choreographer, dancer, artist activist, photo editor, project manager, and photographer. I grew up in Boston, MA where I attended Boston Arts Academy and graduated with a BFA in dance at Rutgers University from Mason Gross School of the Arts. I have also trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for dance and choreography, while interning for photography at STUDIO 101 in London. I currently freelance with NYC based dance photographer Whitney Browne and works with NYC based wedding/ Jacobs Pillow photographer Christopher Duggan.
My photography company SJR Photography was founded in 2013. I decided to collide my professions as a performing artist with my passion for photography, by broadening communities minds through showing different perspectives in her art. My work has been described as eclectic, storytelling, and detailed. I am proud to say a few of my acclaimed clients and published works include New York City Center - The New York Times, PLAYBILL, Time Out NYC, The Jerusalem Post, Sterling McDavid- The Starling Project, PaperCity Magazine, The Medium, Rose Rockers in Forbes, Revival Blue Denim, Burnett New York- NYFW, Eryc Taylor Dance- Inside Patricia Field's Closet and EARTH, PBS- ALLSTAR, No Longer Empty- Pentacle, Peridance, Earl Mosely Institute of the Arts and many more. My work has also been exhibited at Raw Artist Showcase, Solo Gallery- The Travelers Obscura, Harlem Art Stroll Exhibition, and the Soho Blooming Art show. I want to communicate through my art the freedom to explore the possibilities of the impossible through my lens.
Fun Facts: I love pasta, elephants, and creating lasting memories with my clients.