Radio Reality City



  • Grace Dahl Portrait Shoot – 11/10/18

    Fun shoot with Grace Dahl the other day. It helped how much of a natural she seemed at being in front of the camera, and I got an earnest chance to try out that Helios 40-2. Very nice, chilly, transitional weather in Puyallup gave some fantastic natural light, so I got to use the most of my aperture. With autumn quickly becoming winter, the skies were clear, and the ground was awash in orange.

  • Hunter Portrait Shoot – 11/16/18

    Portrait shoot with Hunter Gilbert the other day. This one was at Wright Park, an arboretum out in Tacoma. Another very autumnal shoot, only slightly offset by the wintery clothing. The flannel did quite a bit to dissuade that idea.

    The Helios 40-2 is showing itself in the very swirly pictures again, with the hang of its center focus still being a bit to get used to. Still had a bunch of fun out and about. Thanks again for humoring me, Hunter!

  • North Bend Nadine – 12/27/18

    Shoot with Nadine in North Bend, Washington, the other day. Not the snowy Winter photos we were looking for, but I think they turned out great.



I’m Jake Thomas Shaw, The Host of Radio Reality City.

If you’re in the Tacoma and Olympia areas, you might catch me at poetry slam events! I have been a featured poet on behalf of the Creative Colloquy, and published in various ways across Tacoma and Puyallup.

Aside from written content, I also do digital arts; namely photography. Currently shooting with a Sony Alpha 6300. My offhand equipment includes the Helios 40-2 and 44-2 as my primary lenses, along with a Fotodiox Pronto autofocus adapter for a lot of my artistic photography.

I may or may not outfit my A6300 to perform full spectrum photography soon.

Certified in Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus digital imaging, but specializing in Canon and Sony products of my own volition.

As far as imagery goes, I also have a hand in graphic design and other digital arts. My tablet allows me to draw things in the Gnu Image Manipulation Program.

I am the pilot of the Reality City Monarch, a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone; and the Ronin, a custom Tiny Whoop fpv racing drone. Currently pursuing my sUAS certification to fly commercially.


I am currently allowed to use music by the artists Kauf (, Tape (, and 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.