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I think what I love about art is that the artist shares their personal perspective on the world, often introducing a new experience or magnifying the obvious. Sarah Lee has a beautiful energy about her photographs that focus on the underwater world.
"Anything in the water".
This is the simple response one gets when asking Sarah Lee what she wants to photograph. This laid-back and nonchalant water child was born and raised in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, most of the time living on a Kona coffee farm (although she prefers tea over coffee), and the past 4 years between Orange County, California and Gold Coast, Australia.
At 21 years of age, she has been doing photography for the past 6 years and is primarily self-taught. Her passion emerged for underwater and surf photography because of her years in competitive swimming, beating all the boys in butterfly and open water long distance events, and later surfing in her teens.
Even when the waves are pumping, her passion lies behind the camera, capturing lifestyle, underwater, and surf photos. Her Hawaii roots give her a light-hearted and care free attitude which are evident in her photos as she has the ability to keep things casual while magnifying the best in what surrounds her. In the future, she hopes to use her talent to document ocean, environmental issues, and water people whose stories need to be told around the world.