Shelbe Hunsaker is a Phoenix-based freelance photographer with Roosevelt Row, who helps tell the visual creative story of the growing arts district.
Her vision is to show the unique personalities, beauty, and spirit of people through captured moments while
connecting them with their lives and the beauty of the Southwest.
Originally from a tiny town at the northeast corner of California, Shelbe was surrounded by the open spaces of
the high desert terrain where she cultivated a love for landscape photography. Her love for the art deepened was during frequent family visits to the Oregon coast where she would “borrow” her dad’s 35mm camera and take photos of the beached sea lions. As her passion for captured moments
grew, so did her subjects.
After graduating with a Public Relations and Mass Communication degree from a small liberal arts school in Missouri and a few months of intense job searching, Shelbe found herself packing up her little Kia Rio and heading out to Phoenix, Arizona… in the middle of July. After surviving her first Arizona summer and experiencing what she believed is the perfect winter season, Shelbe couldn’t help falling in love with the city.
As a fast-growing urban environment coupled with beautiful scenic views of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix was the perfect place to reignite and cultivate her love for photography. With a style that varies from the fast-paced movement of downtown to the slow, peaceful beauty of the desert landscape, Shelbe’s
work aims to capture the diversity of the Southwest and the desert dwellers that reside here.