REBIRTH – SHANNON BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF XANDER
MAKE-UP CHRISTINE CHOI, STYLING JULIE GILSON, UNDERWATER SAFETY DAVID FORHAM
Shannon Beach is no stranger to immersing herself fully in her passion. Since the age of four, she has committed her life to various forms of dance, providing the opportunity to work with some of the biggest musical acts in the world, including Cher, Pink, Britney Spears, Leona Lewis, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.
“Being in the entertainment industry, my life is constantly transforming. I love the challenge to evolve my art and the freedom it gives me to experience life in new ways. I love being pushed as an artist to expand who I am, who I think I am, or what my limitations are.” ShannonBeach.com
Vertical is proud to feature LA based photographer, Jeff Xander, who’s contribution to our Rebirth issue plunges us into a dreams- cape of suspended motion. His underwater view of pole dance, is the perfect abstract symbolizing renewal, resurrection, and trans- formation. Jeff recruited world class aerialist Shannon Beach as his model and collaborator, and the results are simply gorgeous. You can see more of Xander’s work at www.jeffxander.com