As my photography and retouching skills progress, I’ve been more aware of the types of comments I have been receiving. For example,
“Wow you’re so lucky that you’re so talented. I wish I could do that.”
I know I know, this seems like it is veering in the direction of a humble brag but bare with me for a second. It got me thinking about my journey as an editor and photographer and one thing I have come to realize,
I am not lucky.
I have been doing what I do for the past 5 years. 5 years including being called lazy by my lecturer whilst I worked in the industry and studied at the same time, being thrown into the production world where I slept maybe 2 hours a night, working for a company that was a glorified sweatshop where I barely slept at all, hustling to find clients, canceling plans with friends and family to practice a new editing technique. The list goes on, but one thing I am now certain of,
I am not lucky. I just work damn hard.
It has been a hot minute since I posted on here…
Inconsistency seem to be the only consistency I manage to uphold which brings forth all the irony. So let’s start with some lengthy memoir as to why I have been absent for a solid 3 years followed by a heartfelt apology that is laced with adjectives and self deprivation to bring forward my utter dismay as well as one can convey via non verbal word.
Life my friends,
a rollercoaster of tragedies and small victories laced with some memorable moments are the reasons I haven’t posted. Things sometimes get away from us but now that I feel like I am settling more into the dreaded adultness of this stage of my life, consistency is something I am heavily working on, hence my sudden return.
But lets get to the good stuff
My photography has taken a dramatic leap over the past 3 years as I think I finally have an idea of what I’m actually trying to say, so stay tuned for some things I have been working on that I’m pretty excited about
She was neither here nor there.
Lost beneath brown eyes and curly hair
With jagged teeth and vacant stare
She was neither here nor there.
It has been almost a year since I last posted. I must say that I had forgotten about this blog. A lot has changed in this last year, including myself. Yet, the feeling of being lost still remains.
Hello my lovely readers.
Yes yes I know.
I have been absent for a ridiculously long time. I have been struggling to manage varsity and work life
Grow up they said, it will be fun, they said
Anyways I hope to be posting more frequently as really do miss blogging. In the spirit of my return, Here is a portrait a took a few week ago
Please excuse the corny title, it has been a while since I last blogged so wittiness is a little on the scares side.
Why hello lovely people of the internet. I know I know, I just disappeared but hey,
Yesterday afternoon I shot a very ballsy skater.
Skate parks frighten and confuse me.
So I decided to to go through some of my old photos and discovered these two. A little bit of editing and I think they came out rather lovely 🙂
So we are heading towards the new year and, like every end of year, I sit and contemplate my life and the choices I made in the present year. I think about what I can do to be a better soul(Ronnie Radke fans will appreciate that reference) and what I would like to do differently the following year. This year, my last official “teen” year, I have been striving to be accepted as an adult but feel I have failed to do so. Next year I will officially be in my twenties and I’m ready to “grow up” and not always expect people to take me seriously when I fail to do so myself. I am not saying that a child like spirit is bad but there comes a time in ones life where you crave a different kind of respect. Well, at least I do anyway.
Right, onto the photography.
My childhood nickname has always been bear and although it is a term of endearment, I feel like I hide behind it and henceforth can not take myself seriously. This nickname will always be a big part of who I am but it will not define me. My name is Sarah, and I am ready for 2015
So yesterday afternoon I had scheduled a shoot with a local band by the name of My Flawless Ending. Naturally I was flushed with nerves as not only was this my first band shoot, but The lead guitarist of the band is my friend and roommate so if I did happen to screw up, I feared I would stare into the face of disappointment everyday. So naturally I planned ahead for a nice afternoon shoot. And then life happened…
Afternoon turned to evening and I was forced to use strobe lights
origin: Google it
A technique that Sarah is very very Very unfamiliar with.
So after a whole evening of panic, I decided to call it a night and pray that my photoshop skills would carry me through.
Here is the final product