Shawn Records holds a BA from Boise State University and an MFA from Syracuse University. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, LightWork, the Portland Art Museum, and others. His work's also been exhibited widely, including two solo exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery and publication in Vice, Contact Sheet, Picture Professional, DoubleTake, Adbusters and others. His editorial clients include the New York Times Magazine, Vice, W, Elle, Martha Stewart Living, and many others.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Records also teaches photography at various local colleges, constantly striving and failing to find the perfect balance between artwork, assignment work, teaching, and the rest of life. When he's not shooting, editing, or teaching, he's likely putzing around on the Oregon coast, watching news bloopers on youtube, or out in his driveway, practicing his pitiful jump shot.