Her favourite subjects involve the most bizarre yet intriguing themes – she has captured sound vibrations progressing through milk, dead skin cells and light trapped in photographic negatives to mention a few. Yet, all her pictures seem to speak, silently provoking ideas in the viewers’ minds. Her work on sound vibrations, for instance, has a dual meaning; not only does it capture the essence of sound waves rippling through a liquid but it also brings to life the symphony composed by Beethoven – which in itself speaks of the moonlight’s reflection off the Austrian Lake. “For the past few years my work has discussed notions of the intangible. I’ve photographed dead skin cells, sound vibrations, light, and at the moment words. I find it interesting how photography can visualize the typically invisible,” she says.
When asked how difficult it is to get established as a professional photographer, she responds, “Its a competitive industry, as all industries seem to be. It requires a lot of self-motivation, as no one will tell you to work on your projects from nine to five. Its a balance between that and doing freelance commercial projects to support the expenses of making your own art.”
Sara has unveiled shows in France, London, Guernsey, Cologne and several in Dubai. Her parents have always been supportive of her art and she says, “My parents always supported my decisions and they’re proud that I followed my passion. Though art isn’t a typical path for most Arabs, they knew that with ambition comes success, whatever the chosen career is.”