Shannon Aston

Fine Art and Outdoor Photography.
California & New Zealand.

Outdoor & Fine Art Photography

New Zealand born & California resident. I'm equally drawn to the outdoors as I am to the city. This plural sense of nature gives me an odd man out perspective in both worlds, as my images explore expanse, solitude and contrary postions.


38th Parallel Surf Project, South Korea

From 2010 to 2013, I photographed the fledgling surf community that established itself at 38th Parallel Beach, near the South Korean DMZ on its picturesque and complex eastern coast. Surfing near an active war zone and in the shadow of the divisive Korean war, committed Korean surfers looked to the future in one of the countries most historically troubled areas.
The project was featured in Gestalten Publishing 'Surf Odyssey', The Daily Mail, Maptia, The Story with Dick Gordon (WUNC), Foreign Policy Magazine,, Newsweek Poland, Dominion Post (NZ), and Korduroy TV.
Full gallery here.


38th Parallel Surf Project,
South Korea-2010-2013

Field Notes


Featured recently on Jetzt, Outside Magazine, Gestalten Publishing-Surf Odyssey, Gestalten Publishing-Below Zero, Maptia, The Daily Mail,
The Source, The Story With Dick Gordon (W.U.N.C), One Giant Arm, Surfline, Newsweek Poland (1, 2),, Dominion Post (N.Z), Korduroy.TV (6-Parts), Blouin Artinfo & Tumblr Storyboard.


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