Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a photographer studying at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. I'm originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I love taking photos of people, though I'll take photos of anything interesting.
"If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff." -Jim Richardson
“ I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. ”
When most of us think of youtube we often think of movie clips, cute kittens, and bad home videos. But when I want to get inspired in my art I often look up ‘speed drawing’. For those of you that may not know what speed drawing is, it’s simply a time lapsed video of someone drawing. Normally the person takes a few hours to tape themselves drawing a picture. The tape is then sped up until the entire hours-long process of drawing a picture can be viewed in 3 to 5 minutes. The effect is pretty cool, especially if the artist is very talented. I just find it so inspiring to see such good art being created right in front of your eyes. Being a photography student, I hear sometimes that photo is for people that can’t “actually do art”. Its for people who can’t draw and so they want to take the easy way out and press a button. As for myself, drawing was my first love, and photography came around later. I still enjoy drawing and sketching, and watching talented artists create work by hand is still absolutely fascinating to me. Here is a channel on youtube I like to watch for speed drawing. It’s pretty awesome. You should check it out.