Photography / Still, Life – Living with Death.
Shortly after the death of my fiancé in 2012, I began taking self portraits. I didn’t know why at first, all I knew is that some part of me needed to see myself. I felt like I had died too…  the images gave me proof that I was still living. A way to externally explore and express everything that was going on inside of me. Still, Life is a project that was birthed out of those initial snapshots – one photo each week for the year of 2014 – exploring the complex emotions around the death my partner and how to keep living on. 

 

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  1. Genuine expression of grief. Feeling this, thank you for your work!!

  2. My condolences on your lost. I can’t imagine how hard that could be., but I’m sure his looking now from above proude of you and your work.
    It’s So beautiful and breath taking.
    I’m so happy my boss Stepahine Martinez introduced your work to me.. Your photography is so inspirational and captivating, I absolutely love it and now I look up to you.
    I hope to see more of your work .

    Sincerely Juan Cuellar

    • Thank you so much Juan, that means a lot to me!! I’m so glad it has meant someething to you – that’s what it’s all about!

  3. v.fine I echo the thoughts of those above who recognize the heart poured into this work of yours, the pain, but also as much the aspiration to move through the pain, not by avoiding it, but letting it enlarge you somehow. And in that transformation the pain does not become less , you have become more.. become larger. I admire that. More to the point, I respect what you are doing.

    It is hidden in the poignant use of a comma…. Still, (after all of this) Life.

    v.fine

    peace

  4. This is absolutely stunning. This is beautiful art and it captures so much. I’m inspired and in awe and this is breathtaking. Wonderful work.

  5. It was a short artcle in a Dutch newspaper that broad me here. I love you already, well done. I’m looking forward to more Sarah.

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  7. your work and process of grief though art is just beautiful and overwelms.

  8. WoW, found it just now and I’m amazed.i can feel the darkness surrounding you and the lack of strength to do anything. Very deep and emotional. I hope that there is some fire left inside your heart

  9. I lost my loved one this same way. I see my feelings on some of your pictures, great pictures. Thank you.

    • Thank you so much for your comment – it means so much to me. I am so very sorry for your loss friend <3 Much love

  10. Im a photography student (17 years old) and have been analysing one of your images as part of developing our knowledge and have just come across the actual intention of your images, they are so beautiful and you should be so so proud of your work that you are used as an example in schools all the way in New Zealand. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

    • I’m sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you – but I wanted to thank you. Your note meant the world to me! Good luck with your schooling, and thank you so much for choosing one of my images to study… a TRUE honor!

  11. Sarah, Your work is wonderful and at the same time terrible! I have been there, felt that disconnected, alone, lost desperation that your pictures depict. They, you are moving and beautiful and brave. Thank you.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your vulnerability. Very touching work.

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