I am Shawn Yost, a professional aviation photographer and an addict for military jet noise and piston powered warbird aircraft. I am a regular photojournalist contributor to World Airshow News and my photos have been used in calendars, newspapers, airshow programs as well as by several performers for their promotional materials. I also contribute to online forums such as Airshowstuff.com, Warbird Information Exchange and several others.
My love of aviation began at an early age when I had a small library of airplane books to look at. When I started attending airshows, I brought my Kodak 110 camera so I could make my own photo album of airplane photos. The hobby just progressed from there, until I began to have my work published in 2006.
Although I specialize in aviation events, I also enjoy photography in general, and will usually bring a camera along wherever I go. Besides photography, I enjoy cooking and baking, travelling, reading, concerts and sporting events. I also enjoy building 1/48th scale model airplanes, and may include that work here someday.
I am originally from Michigan, and recently moved to Connecticut for work. New areas to explore and new adventures to be had!
WHY “THE AIRSHOW GUY”?
As people began to get interested in my photography, I wanted a name that would be easy to remember. Since my first name has several variations in spelling and most of the other catchy photography website names were already taken, the website name just seemed to fit – and it happened by sheer coincidence. When I was out one evening after an airshow, I ran into a person I met earlier in the day who talked to me about photography. I was introduced to his wife as “the airshow guy I told you about earlier.” I liked the easy reference and decided to make it my own.
I previously maintained the original Airshow Guy website for about 4 years, but I quit it since social media became popular and I no longer had the time needed to properly maintain a formal website. Now things have slowed back down, and I wanted a way to share my photography in a format I like and that was not strictly via social media.
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.“