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 and 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 to look at. 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 where ever 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.
I am originally from Michigan, and recently moved to Connecticut for work and new adventures.
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 names were already taken, the website name seemed to fit – and it happened by sheer coincidence. When I was out one evening after an airshow, I saw a person I had met earlier in the day who talked to me about photography. His spouse was with him and 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 did not have the time needed to properly maintain the site. I am back and ready to share my passion with everyone.
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”Author Unknown