Hello, Sarah Salmon here. Rarely without a camera to hand since my teens I’ve always used the lens to focus my attention on the beautiful and curious details that catch my eye day to day, especially in nature where I feel most at home and connected to the purest essence of life.
A fine art degree followed my school years where I specialised in creating paintings using my photography as inspiration. A diploma in photography followed some years later as did marriage and motherhood. The early years of motherhood saw me losing my sense of self and experiencing ill health on all levels of my being. It was this period that taught me how vital creativity is to my sense of wellness and that I’ve always unconsciously used my camera as a tool that helps me stay grounded in the here and now; photography is a joyful, daily mindful practice for me!
My journey back to myself inspired my first business, Brilliant Beings, introducing children to yoga, mindfulness, relaxation and creativity for wellbeing in 2013, through which I also now delight in facilitating mindful photography workshops for all ages.
BA Hons Fine Art
Making images for me is a very sensory and mediative experience; I play with my subject for some time, focusing my attention solely on exploring it from different angles, finding the compositions which most please my sense of aesthetic. I rarely make adjustments to the images once they are taken.