Hello! As you've probably guessed from the URL of this site, my name is Sara. I currently live in California. I like to dabble in illustration and photography (and a bit of design, too!). I've been creating stock illustrations for ten years now. You can find my work on iStockphoto, Shutterstock, Fotolia, Getty Images, and ImageZoo.
I got bitten by the photography bug when I purchased my first digital camera (an amazing 1.3 megapixel Fuji point and shoot). But it wasn't until I took the plunge and bought my first DSLR, a Canon Digital Rebel XT, that it became true love. I've since upgraded and currently shoot most of my digital photos with my trusty ol' Canon 5D Mark II, but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for that XT.
I guess you could say I almost did the photography thing backwards, because I started with digital photography and then jumped into film. I love shooting film. I love developing my own film. I'm even learning to love scanning my own film (although I still like to have someone else scan my color film). I can spend way too many hours scouring eBay to find deals on film, both new and expired. I also love collecting old cameras, everything from a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye to the tank that is the Kodak Medalist II. I'd list them all here, but it's probably just easier to jump over to my blog and see what I've been shooting with.
Some of my favorite things include: baseball (love you, San Francisco Giants), drinking copious amounts of tea, cold brew coffee (although I've tried to cut back on the coffee consumption), Twitter, collecting fonts, The Americans, Outlander, history, historical fiction, old buildings, learning about the history of said old buildings, falling down the rabbit hole googling information about said old buildings, photographing old buildings, The Head and the Heart's song "Library Magic," Yosemite, autumn, pumpkins, road trips, the artwork of Mary Blair, warm October days, and not knowing when to end lists of favorite things
I feel weird about writing this much about myself. (And this is coming from someone who used to have a public Diaryland page way back in the day.)
But enough about me, I'd love to work with you! If you're in the market for some nifty illustrations or a print, please drop me a note. Or even just say hi! I only ramble this much on my own website's bio page.