People Will Talk!



"Thank you for your delightful and informative presentation on Route 66. You captured Americana with your camera and brought it back to life."

J.D., Hillcrest and Mission Valley Lions Club.


Photographic Artistry


"Blake is the most talented photographic artist I know...absolutely stunning and gorgeous work."


Steve Cirone, Avian Photographer and Instructor, founder, Steve Cirone Instructional Nature Photo Tours



Photographic Mastery


"Blake Shaw is a master photographer... don't miss this very fine example of how the photographer has combined knowledge with patience to produce these glimpses of nature."


Howard Bagley, Photographer and Curator, St. Clair Gallery



Advance Praise for my book, Route 66 Revisited:


"Blake Shaw weaves his magic on a colorful journey down Route 66. The Mother Road never looked so good."


Russell Olsen, author, Route 66 Lost and Found




His Master's Voice


"The simplicity of Blake Shaw's homepage hits you over the head with a soft hammer belying the complex imagery within... when you point your mouse down Route 66 you'll discover that you're dealing with a master of the art and craft of image making... [his sports photography] captures the action, speed, and poetry of tennis and cycling... Shaw's evocative images go beyond traditional portraiture and capture a subject's soul, not just their likeness. "


Joe Farace, Shutterbug Magazine, August, 2004.



Website of the Month


"The images are colourful, passionate, and expertly executed, aided by good design and simple graphics."


Tracy Hallett, Outdoor Photography Magazine (England), July, 2005.





Alley Cat Art Walk Juried Exhibition: Honorable Mention, July 2008.


Allied Artists Association of San Diego Annual Juried Show: Honorable Mention, May 2008.


Del Mar Fair International Exhibition of Photography:

Best of Show, 1995. First Place, Second Place, 2004. Lots and lots of honorable mentions, 2003-2005.



Sandisk "Go To Extremes" 2005 International Photo Contest, First Place.



2005 Popular Photography Magazine 12th Annual International Picture Contest: Second Prize.



2004 National Geographic Traveler Magazine 16th Annual Photo Contest: Merit Award.



2004 Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest: Finalist.


2003 Nature and Eye San Diego Natural History Museum Photo Contest: First Place.