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Michael Bessler

Mike Bessler

Bolingbrook, IL

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Mike Bessler's passion is to create enhanced photographs on canvas that will capture the awe of nature. He particularly enjoys creating and printing large images that combine his artistic vision with his technical expertise.

His work has been shown at the Oakbrook Fine Art Invitational where he received a first place award. Some of his images can also be seen in the Carriage Trade Art Gallery in Long Grove, Illinois; lobby of Edward Hospital Outpatient Center, Plainfield, Illinois; lobby of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program; at the Plainfield Art League Gallery, Plainfield, Illinois; and at the Naperville Art League Gallery, Naperville, Illinois; Edward Hospital fitness center on Washington St, Naperville, Illinois as part of the Edward Hospital Permanent Art Collection. His work has been sold nation-wide to both private consumers and corporations.

Mike has donated generously to various charities including the Fox in A Box charity by Judy Fox, the Starlight - Starbright Foundation, the Jennifer S. Fallick Cancer Support Center, Edward Hospital Healing Arts program in Naperville, Illinois, and most recently the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Mike enjoys sharing his passion with others as he teaches photography workshops at Starved Rock State Park each year.

You can see more of Mike's images at besphoto.com and michael-bessler.artistwebsites.com.



Artists Statement:

Years ago, I traveled with my family to the Grand Canyon. The view was awe-inspiring. I shot rolls of film expecting to capture the majesty of the sight. Many will relate to my disappointment when I had the photographs developed and the awe was just not there. That is when I resolved to learn how to bring home the awe!

As I developed my photography skills, I began to experiment with enhancing my photographs to capture what I had felt. At first, I looked exclusively for realism by enhancing colors when the photograph seemed to have muted them, for instance. More recently, I have enjoyed creating impressionistic renderings of my images that give the feel of the original scene.

The final step was to learn the technical skills to print my own images allowing me to print exactly what I wanted to see.

Now, my images are mine from the first look through the viewfinder of my camera, through the enhancing process and the printing. Now I am feeling the awe!

 

Emerald Princess in Victoria BC Canada by Michael Bessler

 

aParrotly they are amoungst us. by Michael Bessler

 

flower vine by Michael Bessler

 

green monster - before I was a butterfly by Michael Bessler

 

waterfall by Michael Bessler

 

green texture with a little purple by Michael Bessler

 

resting turtles on a log by Michael Bessler

 

prickley pair by Michael Bessler

 

red waterfalls by Michael Bessler

 

blue swallow butterfly by Michael Bessler

 

seeing eye butterfly by Michael Bessler

 

brown and white butterfly by Michael Bessler

 

white tongue by Michael Bessler

 

white tongue landscape by Michael Bessler

 

single yellow bloom by Michael Bessler

 

red waterfalls landscape by Michael Bessler

 

leaf cutter ant by Michael Bessler

 

the beatle by Michael Bessler

 

Snail fountain at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

Flower texture by Michael Bessler

 

Red begonia hanging planter at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

The dark path at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

The Sunken Garden from lookout at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

The Sunken Garden tree at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

Conifer in The Sunken Garend at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

The Sunken Garden stairway at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

stork topiary at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

Colorful night fountain by Michael Bessler

 

Lily pads at night by Michael Bessler

 

Glowing Japanese maple ball at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

Red lite Japanese maple at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

The Sunken Garden at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

Red tea rose landscape at night by Michael Bessler

 

Red tea rose at night by Michael Bessler

 

White tea rose at night by Michael Bessler

 

White tea rose bud at night by Michael Bessler

 

White rose tunnel at dusk by Michael Bessler

 

Beautiful orange tree from far away by Michael Bessler

 

Beautiful orange tree at night by Michael Bessler

 

Sea Monster fountain at night by Michael Bessler

 

Japanese Garden at night by Michael Bessler

 

Japanese Stone Garden at night by Michael Bessler

 

Red Japanese maple at night by Michael Bessler

 

Pond stepping stones at night by Michael Bessler

 

Behind the brush at night by Michael Bessler

 

Blue Egrets at night by Michael Bessler

 

Japanese Pagoda waterfall at night by Michael Bessler

 

Fountain at night by Michael Bessler