Shawn Jackson has been a professional underwater photographer for over 20 years. He is originally from the island of Roatan, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras. Roatan is a tiny island located in the Caribbean. Jackson serves as the official photographer for the Roatan Marine Park. His photography can be seen in many dive industry magazines such as SCUBA Diving, Sport Diver, International Diver, and can be seen in fine art galleries in Roatan and the United States. Jackson believes that art is the best way to connect people to marine conservation and his love for the underwater world is his driving force in his work as an artist. Jackson's work has been used in conservation efforts, most notably as the image used by the President of Honduras to sign the Shark Sanctuary legislation into law earning his photography time on CNN and in the New York Times.
When did you first get involved with Salt Life? I got involved with Salt Life in 2015 when Salt Life’s relationship with the Roatan Marine Park connected me to the brand. Since then, I have been both a photographer for Salt Life as well as a Team Member. I regularly serve as the photographer for Salt Life’s large scale photo shoots. My work can be seen on the walls of the Salt Life stores and even on some of the current clothing items.
What is your favorite sea creature? Why? I love whale sharks. The most interesting creature in the sea!...
What is your favorite category in the Salt Life line? I like the UV performance lines a lot. They allow me to be out on the water all day without burning and, most importantly, they allow me to go easily into the water to shoot then come out and dry quickly. I also love their sunglasses. I’m from the Caribbean and my eyes are my life as a photographer, so having glasses that truly protect my eyes and allow me to see well in the bright sun are so important.
How would you spend you dream day? My dream day would be diving all day, searching for whale sharks or whales with my son, and eating good island food in between.