Sarah Nauman

Sarah Nauman was introduced to photography at the tender age of 10, thanks to her father putting a camera into her hands when the Asarco Smokestack in Ruston, WA was imploded. Instinctively she caught the right moments for him while he shot video, as he owned his own photography business out of their humble one-story house. Armed with her father’s SLR and point-n-shoot cameras from around the house, Sarah began to take shots of the world around her. Enrolling in darkroom photography and digital imaging in high school in 1998, she fell in love with the craft. She also took photography in college while majoring in anthropology and museum studies. She calls photography a hobby “because if you make money doing it- it’s not really art.” Today she is working on a landscape project, working primarily with black and white poloids, and then scans them in digitally. She also captures rodeos with a digital camera and turns them black and white. She is making a book about urban growth from Seattle into in Kittitas Valley, while focusing on its landscape and residents. Her favorite subject to photograph is rodeo contestants, horses, and what nature has to offer. “My photography style is photojournalistic. I prefer solid shooting over photoshop. I’m heavy on the composition side of things. I have a natural eye for composition.”


I-Type B&W Polaroid Photograph, 3.5 x 4.25 inches


I-Type B&W Polaroid Photograph, 3.5 x 4.5 inches


I-Type B&W Polaroid Photograph, 3.5 x 4.5 inches