26 March - 10 May 2012
Private Lives documents a series of encounters with women from New York's thriving burlesque scene. Dressed as creatures of their own imagination against the canvas of everyday existence, these portraits expose a moment of convergence between the trajectories of each girls life. The veneer between public and private is broken to reveal something unexpectedly honest beneath.
Sarah's work explores the human drive in relation to the individual’s temporal and spatial environment; with a particular interest in the creation of narrative or fiction to engage with social attitudes and environmental issues. Her preferred approach involves creating staged images in collaboration with each subject. A process that involves infiltrating the narrative of a strangers life, sharing an idea, which is then relayed into an image.