About - Swansonshine

I bought my first “real” camera in 1984, a Pentax K1000 and ever since then I have been trying to figure out how this whole photography thing actually works. Without any formal education in photography, I have gone with the “Trial and Error” approach. Now in the world of digital photography, this approach has proven to be more effective. I have always tried to capture images of places and things that provoke thought and emotions in myself. Over the years of sharing my photography with friends and family, I have found that my images also provoke thought and emotions for other people as well. In 1997 I decided to start sharing my work with the public, since then I have displayed my work throughout Maine. I am originally from Connecticut, but I have also lived in Florida and Colorado. Growing up, we had a camp on Lake Wesserunsett in East Madison, Maine. As a child I have always loved Maine and I now reside in Gray, Maine with my wife Sue and their four legged sons Steve and Cooper.