Free Gallery by: Sharon G. Maessen (See Sharon G. Maessen's portfolio website: imagesbysharonmaessen.com)


member since December 07, 2003

Art has always been a passion of mine and I have found that you can be artistic through the lens of a camera. I enjoy capturing nature, animals, and children. I love black and white film because I enjoy working in the dark room even though I do take many digital photos.

My artist statement is as follows:

Life is a journey and as we take our own journey through life we capture sights in our memories and store them there for future references. As we all know the photos we have in our memories fade and sometimes are totally forgotten. Through photographs we can visually record our journey in a way that we have experienced and seen it. Sometimes words don’t always express experiences and history without a photograph. The photos that we have stored in our memories can be refreshed through photographs.

-Sharon G. Maessen

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Bio

Portrait of BetterPhoto Member - Sharon G. Maessen I was born and raised in a small rural community in, Missouri, with seven other siblings. We din't have much when we were growing up, so getting a camera was not an option. I turned my interest to art, in which I excelled in during my high school years.
I married soon after high school graduation and had two sons. I bought my first camera and began taking photos of my sons. I found that I could create artistic photos without a paint brush and canvas. I had a friend who worked as a photographer for a local newspaper and he helped me with purchasing my first camera and equipment. I won my first photo contest at a local department store.
I started with a Minolta 35mm and had many trial and error experiences. It wasn't till the fall of 2000, I decided to go back to college and study photography and found that I could put my artistic background into my photography.
I updated my equipment to a Nikon F100 then I took the leap into digital photography and purchased a Nikon D70 and a D200. Even though, digital photography is amazing I still like to do black and white film because I enjoy working in the darkroom.
I love taking photos of my grandchildren, people, flowers, and old buldings and cities.
BetterPhoto.Com. has been a great experience for me. I enjoy the feedback and the many photographers who share their photos. It is a great place for everyone who love to pick up a camera. I plan to be with you for many years to come.

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