A portrait always reveals something of the relationship between photographer and subject. It's this sense of emotional connection that engages a viewer's attention, draws us in, holds our gaze a little longer.
Whether I'm taking a head-shot for professional use, or capturing a more spontaneous, candid moment, I'm guided by the person I'm photographing - by their energy, their mood, how they're feeling. I let the portrait emerge. In this gallery are professional portraits of writers, performers, artists and creatives, as well as a selection of candid shots taken in different locations and contexts.
The gallery also features two other portrait projects:
Truth to Power Café, produced by London Artists Projects, is a live theatrical reflection on loss, hope, and resistance, told through memoir, poetry, music, photography, and live personal testimony. Participants are invited to answer the question, "Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?" My portraits of the participants, taken shortly before the live show, are projected as part of the performance, and form a digital visual archive of the project.
The anonymous portraits in Hidden Stories were commissioned by the Brighton-based arts charity Root Experience. They were created collaboratively with people exploring their own experiences of living with an invisible condition or disability.
“I’m in the New York Times. Thanks Sarah for the best publicity shot I’ve ever had.”
GILLIAN MOORE CBE, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON
“Sarah does really capture who I am, my truth....”