Meet Mënaji Man: Shawn Punch
Life behind the lens is exactly where Fashion Photographer Shawn Punch would rather be. And when he’s not snapping photos of runway gorgeous models, Shawn immerses his talents as a pencil artist & hospital administrator.
A regular Mënaji Skincare customer, Shawn shares a few details about his unique life and his favorite Mënaji Skincare products.
What are 5 things you can’t live without? Music, family, art, food, and learning. I am the consummate learner.
Who has influenced you the most and why? My friend Glen had a huge impact on my life. He’ s served as a mentor; helped me land my first job out of college; and guide d me through the challenges of the corporate world and life in general. He always stressed the importance of honesty and doing a good job.
What was the best advice you have ever received? It pays to be a winner.
Everyone has a teacher that made an impact on his or her life. Who was that person for you? Mr. Gotesman my sixth grade teacher. He encouraged me to draw and believed that I was a good student and child.
Do you have a favorite music genre? Hip Hop, especially New York 90’s rap music. It gets me in a confident, energetic mental space!
Describe what your perfect day looks like. I experienced a perfect day a few years ago. I was paid to do a fashion photo shoot in a club in the Lower East Side, New York City. The designer loved my work and treated me very well. My girlfriend at the time was right next to me providing love and support. From that event, I met a lot of really nice people who wanted to work with me.
Which Mënaji Skincare product is your favorite and why? I love the Aftershave Hydrator because it gives me a nice cool, fresh feeling after I shave my head and face. The Lip Balm Agent is really nice too. It keeps my lips moist.
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