In 2010 a friend lent Shapiro a SLR Canon 7D, in those months of having a camera, Shapiro found a new passion and religiously pursued a career in photography rocking the South African scene.
"As a voyeur of social commentary, Shapiro captures humanity in all of its follies. He frames these revealing moments with quirky precision and presents them in vivid colour and truth, both in and out the studio.
Stu Shapiro, has made people smile, gasp and touched raw nerves internationally. His persistent eye and camera have caught us humans unaware of where we are and how we act — and how we might appear in some moments to a ruthless witness armed with a camera. At times a sense of almost voyeuristic emotion and truth for which he named "Ninja Photography". "