My love for photography began as a boy when I was taught the basics by my father. During a tour of duty with an Army Combat K9 unit in Vietnam, I bought a professional model Nikon camera and dreamed of becoming an artistic photographer when I returned home. A family of my own and a new career put that dream on hold, but I have always enjoyed photography as an art form. Then, after surviving another kind of war with cancer back in 1997, I began to really see the beauty in our world.
Ever since then I have been inspired with a new awareness of life and an improved photographic vision. This has compelled me to find beautiful scenes wherever I go and to share my favorite creations with others who may not have the time or ability do so. In 2006 I finally realized my dream from so long ago and began selling my art locally. Later in 2009, I established my online galleries here with Fine Art America. While continuing to travel, improve techniques, obtain new equipment and add to my ever-increasing collections of art on display here; my art has now been purchased by collectors all throughout the United States as well as in 10 other countries.
Although I am no longer a young man, my passion for this art form grows, so I will continue to create and share my art with others for as long as I am able to do so.
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Mel Steinhauer joined Pixels.com Licensing on July 4th, 2009.