Monday, February 21, 2011

This Blog Has Moved!

The University of Sarah has come to a close, but not to worry! Sarah is still blogging all about her "Photographic Frolic," on her new website-based blog at http://sarahsloboda.com/blog/

To keep up with all of Sarah's latest happenings, creative explorations, and worldwide photo excursions, please follow the new blog (where this entire blog has been archived). The new blogging set-up makes it even easier for you to follow and share the articles you love. Check it out!

Click here to view the new site: sarahsloboda.com

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

KIDS IN SPACE: Green Depot

KIDS IN SPACE: Documenting the child's perspective of architectural design.

#1 - GREEN DEPOT







PANEL COMMENTARY

ARCHITECT: At only 19 months of age, Wyatt is still free of the socially constructed barriers we see all around us on a day-to-day basis as adults. Some of these pictures illustrate how the intuitive explorations of a child could certainly help designers critique these invisible barriers as superfluous (crawling in a small space) to necessary (toilet explorations). –Caleb Mulvena, Studio Mapos


EDUCATOR: From the child's perspective the space seems full of possibility for exploration. The bold colors and arrangement of displays invites them in to touch and investigate. Smaller areas combined with open spaces draw the child to specific areas allowing them to become more intimately involved in the space and the displays. –Rachael Skinner, Special Educator and Conductor

PARENT: Wyatt has a natural curiosity and a knack for finding trouble -- hence the wires and the toilet. Wish I could say that seeing him doing this was isolated to the location, but it's actually an everyday occurrence. If it's dirty or dangerous, he's there. –Laura Kenney, Wyatt’s Mom

PHOTOGRAPHER: Child logic is curious; it literally marks the flow of curiosity. I often wonder what would happen if more people could be counted on to maintain the same level of curiosity into adulthood - would design then need to account for it in order to achieve sophistication? –Sarah Sloboda


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Limited Edition Prints Now on Sale

For some time now, people have been asking me about purchasing prints for home d├ęcor and as contemporary art for children's rooms. I am delighted to announce that you may now purchase limited edition prints through my online print shop, with prints starting at just $40.00. Perfect for matting and framing, these images were carefully curated for display at home, in the office, and in the nursery. Collections rotate monthly, and prints are issued in editions of 15, so be sure to place your today in order to stake your claim on your favorites.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Holiday Cheer

Every year, I have the good fortune of helping families to spread holiday cheer by crafting portraits for their holiday cards. Below are a few of my favorites from 2010.

This triptych was a small tri-fold, and I thought the colors were so cheery! I also loved photographing Barney the dog.




This wonderful family splits their time between New York and Denmark, so it was important to them to capture the essence of their New York City home. They wanted to share an entire collection of photos that would serve to tell a slice-of-life story.


One of my absolute favorite shots of 2010 was this one of Cecilia playing in the leaves. Her mom, Suysel of Tilton Fenwick, is a veritable arbiter of taste, and mounted an actual photograph onto 600# cardstock with stunning letterpress on the front and beautiful, feathery design on the back.



I also thought it would be nice to share some of my personal holiday moments. My brother Stephen brought his cat Levan to my parents' home in Ohio, and Levan and I had a little shoot under the Christmas lights.