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Each month, NaturesHaven will shine a special light on one of it's members by doing an interview!
First of all, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions! Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello there, my name is Sarah, a 28-year old day dreamer. I lived in Norway from 2002 until 2017, at the end of 2017 I moved back to my home country Germany. I've been studying German studies since 2011, where I focused on literature and culture. Right now I'm trying to finally get my masters thesis done.
I have pretty much always liked to take photos. In high school the whole hobby got more intense, with my first DSLR camera (a Canon EOS 1000D or EOS Rebel XS). It was about that time (at the end of high school in 2009/2010) were I fell in love with macro and close-up photography and decided to focus mainly on that.
How would you describe your art?
Hm, I'm pretty bad at describing my own style, but I would say I'm in love with the small things! Pretty much 99% of all my work is some kind of plants and nature, in detail. On top of that I try to keep it simple and get a unique little twist to every new photo I might take.
What would you say is unique about your art genre?
That's hard to say. But since most of the time I take macro and/or close-up photos I would say I have a pretty unique eye for the small things, that people normally ignore. Photography in general is fascinating, a group of 10 people can all take photos of the same flower and in the end you have 10 different views of said flower.
What part about nature inspires you the most?
That must be plants, flowers and sometimes an insect or two.
I don't know if that counts, but something that makes my photographer heart beat really really fast is the golden hour. And I'm always so happy and grateful, when I get the chance to take photos while it lasts!
If you had to choose a favorite piece from your nature gallery, which would it be and why
Wow, that's a tough question! Actually I don't have one favorite piece, I like every photo I take (well most of the time, haha)!
What kind of tools or equipment do you use to create your nature art?
For my photos I'll use a Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i. In total I've got 4 lenses (the standard lens and three others), but most of the time I use my macro lenses; EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM and EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM. With these two "babies" I capture my detailed and tiny macro magic.
What advice do you have for your fellow artists?
Always create even when you hate every photo, drawing or whatever you create. I know it's hard, but life isn't easy and to be honest it's too short to not be creative. The "I hate my art" phase is going away again, so just learn more and get better at every (baby)step that you take!