About Shane McCauley is an American photographer and film maker splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles. Born in the pacific northwest and raised outside of Philadelphia, Shane started taking pictures when he was 7 years old. He has been photographing the music world since he was a teenager when he promoted punk shows and did a radio show at the local college station. He has published several books to date, notably 128 Beats Per Minute (Rizzoli) and the Blow Your Head (Picturebox)series which chronicles youth culture and music in different parts of the world. Shane also writes for travel blogs (he has been to over 45 different countries), and was the Creative Director for Potato, a YouTube dance music channel. An avid surfer, runner, gardener, and vegan cook, Shane also practices Transcedental Meditation and plays several instruments.