Sharon was educated as a Civil Engineer in Israel, and practicing as a Professional Engineer in Vancouver Canada. In late 2007, she made a decision to part from engineering in order to pursue her passion for photography. In a relative short period she has managed to define an artistic direction and distinctive style in her work, acquiring international recognition in the process. Sharon has numerous fine art international awards and her work has been published in several magazines including National Geographic. Combining her original background as a Civil Engineer, her work covers a wide gamut of subject matter from ‘in the moment’ Photojournalism to Fine Art Architectural Photography which is a perfect marriage of her engineering and artistic sides.
As a Photographer, Sharon is a self-taught artist, having learned her craft through personal research and practical experience behind the camera. In her work she incorporates a Long Exposure technique to expand the expressive dimensions of her art. Although an artist at heart, Sharon enjoys teaching and sharing with others her photography techniques and vision. She teaches Fine Art Photography Workshops around the world (NY, Chicago, Melbourne and Vancouver) and has created multiple video tutorials and has written two ebooks. One on ‘How to Create Long Exposure Fine art Photography’ and the second: ‘Left & Right Brain, A photographers understanding of these mindsets and how the affect our visual interpretation of art’.
Education: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, B.Sc.
Residence: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Werner Karl Heisenberg
Photographs are the canvas on which I express myself – my Soul-Print on the world. Through traveling and taking pictures I have discovered an inner passion that connects me with the outside world in a way I have never felt before. I now see how pictures are not only about the object being observed, but just as much about the observer. Through pictures, I can show the world how I see the world, trying to find the balance of scientist’s scepticism and a poet’s heart.
The camera is objective in what it sees but we aren’t. We choose what we see and take mental or actual photos of places, people and situations. These choices are a reflection of who we are. The observer creates an experience with her choices conveying the spirit of that moment as it is experienced, an experience that carries an emotion. Through photos I can make people feel. I can bring awareness about places, realities and people from one part of the world to another.
Tibetan Buddhism believes that when a prayer is written on a flag, it gets sent out into the world with every flap of the wind carrying its virtues for the world to receive. Creating pictures is my way of sending out my fascination for discovery, awe for spirituality and love of life to the world so that I can reach out and touch the spirit of those willing to receive.
This is my prayer, from me to you.
Sharon Tenenbaum, Vancouver, Canada