I am Sarah or Sarah-Lou. I am 22 years old and have had a passion for photography since I was old enough to hold a camera. I work full time and have a little jewellery business on the side. Selling hand made wire work and other creative bits. I am a creative person, I like to sing and play the piano. I paint and bake.
I love playing with colour, light and texture. I never use photoshop as I believe that real art is what is seen and captured straight from the eye of the lens. I make mistakes, some photos are not perfect, but then sometimes there is a mistake or imperfection that is beautiful. I love using box brownies and hipstamatics. I like the mystery they bring into photos. I love shooting landscapes mainly. However, if I see something unusual or colourful I shoot that too.
My main camera is a an old Nikon, manual SLR. Refurbished and given to me by my father when I was 16. It's a bit battered and sometimes makes funny noises but I love it. I could easily go out and buy a new high tech, high speed thing-a-majig but I prefer manual and the individualism they bring to each photo.
I am not a professional photographer and do not get paid to do shoots or weddings. I take photos because I get pleasure out of capturing something I find intriguing, beautiful or special and then sharing these photos with people who see what It was I saw when taking them.
I think its the satisfaction of knowing "I did that" that keeps it exciting for me. Or that when I am gone there will always be a part of me left behind.
I hope you like my work.
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