Jonas Shaw: Doing what makes him happy

Published 6:03 pm Thursday, June 22, 2023

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Jonas Shaw came to Troy University with future plans to be an Air Force officer.

And that would have been a great career but, Shaw’s creative side took over. He wanted to do something that would “make me happy.”

For Shaw, being creative is what makes him “happiest.”

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“I like being creative,” he said. “I like photography and videography. I like shooting inside and outside. I like the personal side of photography and like to do advertising. Being creative with the camera is what’s best. “

The Phenix City native recently opened a photography shop on East Academy Street in downtown Troy and he is happy with the decision he has made.

“In college, my friends called me Seven Shots Shaw, so, I named my studio 7z,” Shaw said with a smile.

However, 7z is more than office space for Shaw’s photography business; it’s also his studio … and more.  7z also has available space for other photographers.

“There are photographers who don’t have adequate space for a studio,” Shaw said. “This building is large enough to accommodate several studio spaces as well as my office and personal studio space.  I am happy to be in downtown Troy and look forward to being a part of the business community.”