Shivelight Photo was created in July 2016 when I (Shea Curran) made the decision to turn a passion into a reality. As a child, I would find myself closing my thumbs and index fingers together, creating a frame, imagining what my "photograph" would look like. Fast forward many years of sports, school, and music, to five years ago when my childhood interest blossomed into a passion. After a road trip from Park City, UT to Red Rocks, CO I moved to Ft. Collins in the summer of 2011 with little clue as to what I wanted to do for a living - I just knew I wanted to be in the mountains.
In 2014, I graduated from Colorado State and moved down to Denver to start my career in finance. I started working a corporate job and passed five exams to obtain licenses few had that early in their career. During this time, I became more and more dedicated to my photography... but it was still second to my office job. Knowing I was unhappy and couldn't fake it any longer, I made the decision to take a leap and make my passion a full-time career and I haven't looked back. My favorite genres of photography are landscape and concert, but I am becoming more and more intrigued by the portrait, architectural, and concept categories.
I used to say "photography" when people would ask me what I like to do in my spare time. Now I say "photography" when people ask me what I do for a living.