Shaw studied theatre and dance as part of a Creative Arts foundation course, and after went onto a Expressive Arts degree at Sussex University, again studying performance, along with visual art (film & video). After a year he transferred to Harrow College in London to continue his BA degree in Film, Television, and Photography. From here he was quickly picked up by a production company The Oil Factory being asked to direct and art-direct music videos. in the early 1990s he moved to L.A. and got involved in the porn industry, soon establishing himself as one of the most celebrated stars of all time. During the same period, he became involved with a music collective in London - spearheaded by the Legendary Leigh Bowery named The Offset, writing songs for and fronting his "post-apocalyptic", "art-house-punk" band named 'Whatever' producing two albums and touring extensively throughout Europe and the US. In 1990 he wrote his first book (a collection of shorts stories) in collaboration with NY based Mark Beard, then again in 96 he wrote his first novel 'Brutal'. Over the next few years he wrote 8 in total, his last being published in 2010. In addition he contributed to various magazines worldwide and worked as a contributing editor for cult NY based Interiors Shaw magazine NEST. By 2010 Shaw has established himself as one of the world's most celebrated fashion models and is signed to Models1 (London), IMG models (NY), Success models (Paris), SIGHT Model Management (Barcelona), & Why Not Model Management (Milan). 2014/15 sees Shaw attending acting classes at the Actors Temple, AMAW (Anthony Meindl) & The Actors Centre (London).
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