A r t i s t S t a t e m e n t
As a photographic artist, my work examines and documents elements of being human; as a street photographer, I am drawn to people and the places they inhabit within the context of a city. The streets become stages where small dramas are played out in a split second. My fascination with how humans interact with space allows me to imagine that I am a director, seeking to capture cinematic and emotional moments on film.
After a career as an art director and designer, I now add on the skill of being a watcher and reactor. I first look for light and then wait for life to play out and create tableaus of joy or pain or exhaustion. The results are small novellas, short stories that are a moment in time without a beginning or ending. It’s the not knowing and the momentary recognition that allows for a whole host of scenarios to be imagined. I think and see graphically, seeking visual structure to my images. I tend to simplify the frame and leave the opportunity for emotion and magic to fill in the spaces.
A r t i s t B i o
Sally Ann Field was born in Sandusky, New York. She grew up in a creative household where the Polaroid was omnipresent. She moved to Florida to study design and became an award-winning art director and designer. She then relocated to Los Angeles and spent a decade as an art director and stylist, eventually moving behind the camera into commercial and fine art photography.
Sally has exhibited widely in exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Light Box Gallery, in Astoria, OR, the DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, amongst others. Her work has been published in Don’t Take Pictures, Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Feature Shoot, and Click Magazine. Sally’s photographs have garnered awards from Leica and she gives back to various organizations through her photographic efforts. Sally lives and works in Hollywood, California with her American Pit Bull Terrier (and muse) Delilah Bean Field.