The best demonstrations of my technical, pragmatic, and creative ability. I can be contacted at email@example.com if you have any inquiries.
Digital Arts and Graphic Design
Abandon Ship: Ever feel like you need to leave? What does it feel like to need to get out and survive independent of any associations? It feels like this. Abandon ship. Find it at King’s Books and the Mad Hat Teahouse in Tacoma, as a reward on Patreon, and on Amazon.com!
Lithium Autumn: A collection all about how as Autumn changes, understanding of it does, too. Lithium because fall isn’t always about oranges and yellows, and also because it isn’t entirely organic, either. [Making electronic format]
Olympia Nights: Poetry about Olympia and what you can experience there. Predominantly all chronologically documenting my life in relation to what happens in that city at night. Check it out here!
Natural: Natural is about someone lost in a city they’ve never been in, in a relationship they don’t understand. This story seeks to understand how we think during relationships, and the effects those relationships have on us long after things have happened. It’s about knowing how what you feel should be natural. See it here!
Radio Reality City 4: Circuitry: Poetry from Autumn of 2016 and Winter of 2016, limited run released at Pierce College. Can be viewed here.
Radio Reality City 3: April (II) and May (II): Poetry from April and May of 2016. Concerned with my ENG 238 class, mostly, but also from outside that quarter. PDF here!
Radio Reality City: Second Transmission: Published at Pierce College in a limited run, from Autumn of 2016. See it here!
Radio Reality City: My first venture publishing, at Puyallup High School. A run of 100 copies flooded that school on May 6th, 2015. See the beginning here!
Things I didn’t Make, but was in Anyways
I have also been published in Pierce College’s literary magazine, the Student Literary and Arts Magazine, as well as Puyallup High School’s Viking Voyager.
I’m Jake Thomas Shaw, The Host of Radio Reality City. I write poetry, stories, journalistic content, and a bunch of other stuff. Never enough to write about!
Aside from written content, I also do digital arts; namely photography. Currently shooting with a Sony Alpha 6300. Certified in Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus digital imaging, but specializing in Canon and Sony products of my own volition.
My a6300 is outfitted with a Smallrig cage and a Peak Design camera clip set.
You’ll see me shoot with my standard kit lens a lot (18-135mm, f/3.5-5.6, OSS and IS), but I’ve also got the Helios 44-2 and Helios 40-2 (both primes), and a Samyang 100-500mm f/5.6 super telephoto.
As far as imagery goes, I also have a hand in graphic design and other digital arts. Currently using GIMP, formerly using Google’s now-unsupported program Picasa 3. It’s a shame that program went away.
I am the pilot of the Reality City Monarch, a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, and the Reality City Moth, a Tiny Whoop Beta 65s. Currently pursuing my sUAS certification to fly commercially.
If you’re in the Tacoma and Olympia areas, you might catch me at poetry slam events! Or just walking around the streets with camera in hand, and among friends.
I am currently allowed to use music by the artists Kauf (kaufaudio.com), Tape (tape.se), and Tycho (https://ghostly.com/artists/tycho), so long as the use of them isn’t monetized and the artists are given proper credits where they appear in my productions. I genuinely enjoy the music, and I highly recommend you check them all out!
Aside from all of that, all of the assets on here are original works by yours truly. I will allow fair use usage of my work, provided you get permission first by emailing me at the address listed below.
If you’re looking for a photographer in the south Puget Sound, I’m your man, willing to drive as far as Ellensberg or Bellingham for a shoot. If you like what you’ve seen of my work and think you want to get some photos done, please email me at:
My rate for a full-day shoot, no matter the content, is $200. That will get you nearly 1,000 photos, and 5% of those edited. Further specifications on your part are also more than allowed, and please include that in your email. The longer the shoot, the more I will charge, which includes editing.
(Coming soon, drone-pilot-for-hire!)
If you’d also just like to get in touch with me for any other reason, use this form below!