D. Sharon Pruitt, photographer & creator of simple visuals
Visit my official website www.PinkSherbet.com
Many of my photos have been selected by Getty Images for use as stock photography. If you are interested in using my images you can now license them on Getty Images!
Creator of the LGBTQ Portraits Project
Owner of Pay it Forward Photos
Creative Commons images (since 2015)
Owner of Pink Sherbet Photography (since 2006)
Owner of Purple Sherbet Photography
LGBT themed Creative Commons images (since 2013)
I have also photographed under the pen-name
"Poppy Thomas-Hill" of Pink Poppy Photography on Getty (since 2011)
So, you want to know a little about me?
Myers-Briggs Personality Type
Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
Discovery Insights Colour Dynamics:
I am a GREEN, followed closely by YELLOW, then BLUE and lastly, RED.
Rokeach Value Survey
Top 5 Terminal Values:
Top 5 Instrumental Values:
I am ASE (Artistic, Social, Enterprising)
Non-conforming, original, independent, chaotic, creative.
Jobs I would fit into quite well are:
Advertising Art Director
I work as a freelance stock photographer and artist. I specialize in colorful photography with a unique twist, non-traditional stock photography, theme and concept photography, musician and band album cover art, and unique portraiture. I am LGBT and family friendly.
A few of my favorite things:
Seaglass, soft warm sand, salt air, sand dollars, starfish, collecting seashells and pebbles, sea breezes, warm summer days, windchimes, the smell of rain, lilac and orange blossoms in the spring, the sound of waves crashing on the beach, hauntingly beautiful male falsetto, foreign languages, the excitement I feel when visiting new places, campfires, fireflies, sunrise and twilight, berry picking, apple picking, friendly smiles, world cultures and indigenous peoples.
My photo equipment:
Canon 5D Mark II (August, 2009)
Canon Zoom lens EF 24-105mm
Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1 mp DSLR (SOLD)
Kit lens EFS 18-55mm
Canon EF 100mm macro lens (my favorite lens)
Canon EOS XSi Digital Rebel 12.1 mp DSLR (October, 2008), my backup camera (semi-retired)
Kodak Z650 Zoom (retired and out of commission)
Kodak EasyShare CX6200 (retired and out of commission)
The first digital camera I ever owned was my 2.0 megapixel Kodak EasyShare CX6200. Some of my older and most loved photos on Flickr were taken with that inexpensive little point and shoot camera.
*The following is a partial list of media/news agencies, authors, artists, bands, musicians, non-profits and companies that have published or licensed my photographs.
Government and Federal Agencies
Federal Bureau of Investigation Crimes Against Children Unit. My work used for a 2008 video slideshow about child abductions/missing children.
Advertising Agencies, Publishers, News and Media:
Yahoo, Inc. Start Wearing Purple marketing campaign
NYTimes.com (New York Times)
News.bbc.co.uk (BBC News)
Hearst Digital Media
AOL (America Online)
ACP Magazines (Australia)
Idearc Media Corp
Rosen Publishing Group
Universal Magazines (Australia)
Wondertime Magazine (Disney Publications) June, 2008 edition.
Education, Television, Entertainment, Consumer Products, Nonprofits and Software:
ABC Studios (Criminal Minds)
University of Texas HSC Houston
University of Michigan
Philips Design Hong Kong
Housewifemafia dot com
A wonderful website dedicated to entertaining, supporting and empowering women.
Rutgers University Center for Applied Psychology and sexetc dot com
Sex, Etc. is an award-winning national magazine and Web site on sexual health that is written by teens, for teens. It is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer (formerly the Network for Family Life Education), a leading national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education. Answer is based at the Center for Applied Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The Univerity of Quebec at Montreal, L'AEEPEP
L'asociation e'tudiante en education prescolaire et enseignement primaire. The association of students in preschool and primary education.
Hiyah dot net
A nonprofit company that creates free educational software for children with autism.
Funders Concerned About AIDS.
World AIDS Day e-newsletter, December 1, 2006. A nonprofit organization, mobilizing philanthropic leadership, ideas and resources in the fight against AIDS.
Richmond Publishing (Argentina) Publishes textbooks for private and public schools
Bands and Musicians
Brazilian Powerpop band, Wonkavision
New York pop punk rock band, D!CE.
UK musician, Richey Hackett.
German Band, 4 Cycle Engine.
Authors and Artists:
Annie Biggs, Movie producer, writer and director. Visit YearofTheRatFilm dot com to see!
German artist and painter, Gerwin Heinrich. Artchild dot de
Artist, Daune Sheri. Daunesheri dot com
Arizona artist, Judy Wood
ABrushWithAngels dot com
Author, Lynda Sandoval.
Lyndasandoval dot com
- Project 365 1,791,936 photos, 29,730 members
- !Catchy Colors 3,807,084 photos, 144,164 members
- Flickr Friday 17,102 photos, 25,860 members
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shots 6,232 photos, 614 members
- Double Exposures, Bananafish, & the Heat Death of the Universe 4,905 photos, 2,833 members
- Multiple Exposure 59,697 photos, 7,451 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 61,535 photos, 6,052 members
- fd's Flickr Toys 34,111 photos, 16,984 members
- Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash 27,005 photos, 3,300 members
- The book cover club 385 photos, 115 members
- Backgrounds app 29,089 photos, 7,738 members
- Creative Commons (pls read the rules) 66,211 photos, 2,599 members
- Wallpaper and Backgrounds 42,732 photos, 5,166 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 88,018 photos, 8,609 members
- The World Through My Eyes - Monochrome Mondays *OPEN* 3,811,435 photos, 107,723 members
- Canon EOS 5D Series 484,625 photos, 19,479 members
"What can I say except "Have a look for yourself".
A consistently incredible series of photos, thank you very much for sharing them with the rest of us mere mortals! :P"
November 21st, 2010
bachullus ♥ © says:
"One of the greatest things that happened to me here on flickr is getting to to know Pink Sherbet Photography.. she is an amazing person with a creative abilities in photography.. her photographs are not just regular photos they are a work of art.. she has a talent of turning something so simple into art ."
January 15th, 2011
"I can't imagine being able to even scrape the surface of this ladies abilities and strength! I found her last picture of her 365 and immediately was hooked to her stream. You have so much talent Sharon and what a neat gift it has been to see ur uploads. Thanks so much for participating on Flickr like you do. God bless and hope you have many more inspired days!"
May 2nd, 2010
"I'm completely and utterly on love with Pink Sherbet's technicolor universe! It's my happy place because I know that there will ALWAYS be something wonderful to behold. ❤"
June 30th, 2009
"Pink has inspired me in so many ways! She has shown me that anything seemingly ordinary can become extraordinay through her pictures. Each one of her photographs tells a story and I'll never get tired of looking at them! Thank you, Pink Sherbert Photography, for helping everyone see the world in a different way! =]"
August 10th, 2008
Richey Hackett says:
"Sharon's photography is breathtaking. At once it grips your attention but it also serves to inspire. The artwork for my next album consists of 2 images created by Sharon - and I could not have asked for a greater contribution from anyone. Thank you Sharon and continue to be the visual poet that you are."
January 2nd, 2008
Just Juls▲ says:
"" I just love this photostream. Brilliant colours and amazing photos.
Keep on doing your thing ^__^ ""
August 15th, 2007
"i LOVE your work its amazing i love your pink photos i've been doing a long term on the color pink i your images are 100 x better than i could ever do.
March 16th, 2007
Federica Erra says:
"an extraordinary person, an artist who does his every kind of art!
March 1st, 2007
"What can I say about Shazza? There's an enormous pride in her pix, she has a nice little group of kiddies to her exposure - and she uses them well in her ideas, her lurvly and colourful pix.
The main theme might be pink - but Shazza uses them well, and never over PS any of her shots.
Inspiration can always be found on her stream, check it out - if u r lucky, u might even get invited to a flickr party or two :)
February 8th, 2007
"Fun and exciting ... Pink Sherbert is a photographer who has a wonderful time examining the world she lives in ...
I love the name ... Sherbert is one of my favorite deserts, so she caught my attention before I saw a single image ... then, I was hooked; picture after picture, time and again ... stunning!"
February 6th, 2007
"Talk about your VISUAL STIMULATION!! WOWZER! Amazing photography in every color of the rainbow. Supreme EYE CANDY lives thru PINK! Gorgeous shots! YUM!"
December 26th, 2006
DARRIN J. OAKLEY says:
"I wanted to write you a testimonial of all testimonials but all I can say is PRIDE GREAT PRIDE. To have met and get to know you. You are MY HERO."
November 17th, 2006
Olivier Bareau says:
"U simply give me the taste of imporove my style and photo ...
I still look at your new post and each time you have at least one or two excellent pics
sometimes i envy you to have such good subject and light"
September 27th, 2006
- June 2006
- New England
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Photographer & Creator of LGBTQ Portraits Project