Wynn picked up her first camera when she was 13 and her junior high school bedroom was wallpapered with black and white photographs from magazines. It was only appropriate she became a photographer. Today, you can’t attend an event in Akron without running into Wynn and her camera.
“Shane is an Akron celebrity in her own right,” said Katelyn Gainer, founder and executive director of Creative Cog. “It only made sense to have her as a Creative Cog speaker so people can learn about her career and how she got where she is as one of the go-to photographers of the area.”
She’ll discuss her path of carving out her own career in photography over the last 27 years. She contributes her ability to succeed to being both stubborn in some regards and immensely flexible in others.
Wynn said she’s been intensely motivated by what people say she can’t do, and also very willing to photograph practically anything knowing that any experience with a camera in hand builds her skills.
“How I Invented My Own Career with Shane Wynn” is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Event registration is available here. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Creative Cog is a nonprofit organization born out of a simple idea: To inspire individuals to embrace their creativity and connect with the Akron community. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds – from photographers to entrepreneurs to writers to event planners – and each month brings fresh perspectives and new insights.
Learn more at www.creativecogakron.org.