A Little About Me

I'm Jerry Shaw. I have many hobbies, including photography. This site is devoted to my photos.

I've always liked reading Science Fiction. About 1972 or 1973 in college in Buffalo, New York, I found there were Science Fiction conventions where I could go and actually meet with the Science Fiction authors I had been reading.

I like to take pictures too, and had been into photography well before that, back when I was in high school (before I went into the Air Force). So, I bought a camera and took pictures at my first Science Fiction convention. I also found that they had something they called a Masquerade, where people went in costumes based on their favorite books. So, I took a lot of pictures at the Masquerades (and swapped photography hints with Hal Clement, who was also an avid masquerade photographer).

Later in the early 80's, while attending a Science Fiction convention, I saw my first Japanese Animation (well, not really,† it was actually Astro Boy on TV, during the first TV run). I have always liked all animation (I couldn't be separated from the TV on Saturday mornings), so I liked the Japanese stuff too. In 1984, I moved to the Los Angeles area in California and found that there were actually clubs devoted to this stuff, called Anime. I saw it out here first at a Science Fiction convention, where the Cartoon/Fantasy Organization was running an Anime room.

In any case, I've taken over 200,000 pictures at Anime and Science Fiction conventions, and at several other events. As you can see from the titles of my albums and the pictures within, I take pictures at a wide variety of events. If there is a pattern to which events attract me, I haven't been able to see it yet.

The main point of this Web Site is to share my pictures with you. I hope you like them.

P.S. Since I take so many pictures, for every picture you see, you can bet there are many others that I didn't have the time to post. This site will be growing slowly, with the most recent events posted first, as I don't have the time to put everything up at once. So please be patient with me. I may eventually find the time to go back into my archives (I have copies of every picture Iíve ever taken), to dredge up my oldest events and post them.


If you have any problems viewing these pages or you would like me to remove one of your photos, please contact me.

Jerry Shaw

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