Where Image Meets Imagination
Transforming Traditional Photography into Unique Photographic Art
I believe Art is a gift. A gift that can move us ... that can make us feel and imagine ... a gift that gives us moments in life to pause, connect and reflect with the emotional and spiritual realms of our beings. My hope is for my art to give that gift to others.
My journey began in 2009 with my award-winning photo of Mt. Rainier Reflection Lake. After exploring different genres of photography I found myself longing to create something beyond the photographic image that was before me. Repeatedly drawn to artistic editing in 2017 I moved into Composite Photography and found my "home".
Crafted from my imagination, I start with my own original images incorporating a detailed process using multiple layers of dismantling, enhancing and combining to create a new, unique canvas with richer visual & emotional content.
Constantly learning and experimenting, my art continues to evolve. Although primarily self-taught I am currently enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography, have taken many workshops and classes, as well as participate in local photo clubs.
My work has been sold and displayed in VA art galleries, in various places in Florida, in the SoBo Art Gallery of Winter Garden, FL, and has been used commercially. My photos have been selected for the Cover of the Mt. Dora Calendar as well as featured in the Lake County Adopt-A-Lake Calendar. Currently my work can be found at Artisan’s on 5th Art Gallery in Mt. Dora, Florida, The Gatehouse Gallery in Mt. Dora and on my website at SharaAbelPhotography.com. In addition to my Fine Art Photography I also offer Custom Portrait & Composite work.