We have been extremely fortunate to have Brooklyn based writer and editor Shoko Wanger work with us on a range of New York based portraits in the past year.
She has introduced us to a group of inspiring personalities that include: artists Dez’Mon Omega Fair and Minka Sicklinger, fashion designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, motion designer Aslan Malik and fashion stylist and art gallery sales assistant couple Andreas Kokkina and David Daniels.
Photo credit: Jacquelyne Pierson
Born in LA, raised in Honolulu and educated in Santa Cruz, California, Shoko studied creative writing with an emphasis on fiction – since graduating, the bulk of her work has been journalistic or blog-based. She writes a daily personal blog called Sho & Tell, and has contributed to a number of publications and websites that include: Rue Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, VICE and The New Yorker book blog.
This free-spirit is always in search of the next travel adventure – in addition to yearly childhood visits to her mother’s family in Tokyo, she’s written for a music magazine in India, worked as an English teacher in Cambodia and has journeyed through Eastern Europe, New Zealand, and, most recently, Sri Lanka. Her openness to new experiences has rewarded her at seemingly every turn as she’s managed to craft a career out of connecting with fellow creatives and helping tell their tales. Here, she shares a bit of her own story with us.
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