A r t i s t B i o
Sally Ann Field is a commercial and fine art photographer influenced by human behavior and pop-culture. Her background in art direction and design play a definite role in her image making.
She grew up in the rural town of Sandusky, NY. She then studied design and began her advertising art direction career in Miami, FL, later relocating to Los Angeles, CA.
Sally’s work has been exhibited at a variety of institutions, including the DNJ Gallery in Los Angeles, the Light Box Gallery in Astoria, OR, the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC and the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Her work has been published in Don’t Take Pictures, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Bokeh Bokeh and Feature Shoot. She is also a frequent contributor to Click Magazine. Sally’s photographs have garnered awards from Leica and National Geographic 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.
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.