"Where Image Meets Imagination"
Shara Abel transports her viewers on infinite journeys through space and time with her thought-provoking photographic art creations. Sensing a kindred spirit to the complexity of conceptual art, composites, and surrealism, you can often see these characteristics mirrored in Shara's fantasy pieces.
Carefully crafting together multiple layers of her original photographic images through a detailed process of dismantling, editing & reconstructing, Shara creates unique new pieces, which then tell stories of their own. This allows her to create an experience for her viewers beyond traditional photography.
Shara's journey began after winning her first photography contest in 2009. In 2011, she moved from Northern Virginia to Central Florida and decided to pursue her passion for photography.
While exploring traditional photography avenues she continually felt an intense pull to create something more than the image before her. Through extensive experimentation Shara discovered how to create “visual magic” in 2017, and her fire was lit!
In 2019 Shara completed the New York Institute of Photography program and continues to learn by persistent study and experimentation. She is grateful to the artists and photographers who have shared their knowledge along the way.
Shara earned and was awarded her photographic judging certificate in 2022 from the Florida Camera Club Council.
Shara's work has been well received and won many awards. Her work has appeared in multiple exhibits at museums and galleries. Her work has also been used commercially and appears in domestic and international private collections.