Sarah describes her work as...

"Offering a visual exhale, that allows the self a moments rest". 





The story so far....

Based in the UK, I work as a professional floral photographer whilst home educating my son. Years ago I studied Art and Design, as well as Photography, at college and went on to graduate in 1994 from the Nottingham Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art.


My early career started in sales and marketing where I was fortunate enough to work with some of the UK's leading Creative agencies, such as Ogilvy One and Abbort Meads Vickers AMV.


In 2003 my daughter was born, and everything changed and I decided to swap my corporate career for motherhood. In 2006 my son was born, but it wasn't until 2007 that I started to get back into photography and started seriously re-skilling.  I swapped a darkroom for my desktop, and film for pixels.  By the summer of 2008 I shot my first solo Wedding and soon set up my own Wedding and Portrait photography business. Working digitally also allowed me to experiment with new processing ideas, as well as layering images and digital textures together. Drawing on my skills, and training, as a Fine Artist I soon became interested in crafting my own unique digital Textures. In 2010 I launched ART BEYOND THE LENS  with my first set of Digital textures soon after which my work caught the eye of American publishers Focal Press. Who commissioned me to write a photography 'how-to' book about my background influences, photographic practices and processing insights. Since the release of my book, my work has continued to grow in popularity.  By the end of 2012 I launched my first Photoshop Action collection to enable other photographers to process their photography using the same methods and techniques I did.

Today, much of my floral work is under license through Sundance Graphics who represent my work at Art and Design Trade shows such as Surtex / New York. I have also enjoyed working with fabric company Peony and Sage in styling and photographing their fabric collections. It's always wonderful to see my work featured in 'The English Home' magazine as I continue to walk my own creative path, embracing the journey as it unfolds.    



Sundance Graphics - Sarah Ruggieri


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