Shaun M. Niles | About

“When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls.” ― Ted Grant

My name is Shaun, I'm a photographer in the Indianapolis area. At heart, I’m really just a guy who likes to create images that appeal to me. It's fantastic when those images appeal to others as well and it makes me happy to know that I brought something positive to them, even if just for a moment.

Sometimes a photo just looks like a photo. It can be fantastic subject matter, beautiful people, and technically perfect photography but it still just looks like a photo. I like my images to be a moment in time. Less "here's a photo of this person or thing" and more like "here's a sliver of life and some stuff that was going on while you weren't there".

I often hear discussions of the stories that artists are trying to tell with their images. I don't want to tell you a story that I created. I want to put forth an image that draws you into the scene and provides you with everything you need to create your own story and make you feel as though you were there as it unfolded. A story that belongs to you and no one else.

While you’re here, I'd like to invite you to browse my galleries and visit often as I frequently add new content. Most of the images that you'll find here are available for purchase as prints through a partner lab or may be purchased through me directly. If you see something that interests you, please send me a message and lets discuss it. I will gladly work with you to meet any specific display requirements with respect to framing, matting, size, etc. that you may have. I'm happy to work with you on commissioned pieces as well. 

Feel free to contact me if there's something particular that you're looking for. I'd be happy to hear your ideas and work toward creating something just for you. You can email me directly using or send me a message through the link to my Contact page below. I'd love to hear from you.