Member in Focus | Sara Helwe
Updated on Monday, October 13 2014
Sara Helwe is a Lebanese self-taught digital artist and photographer. She had passion for arts since childhood, taking it a step further when she studied and worked in the Graphic design field. She continued her journey as a self-employed digital artist, focusing on emotional and dark imagery.
Her work has been published and honored many times all over the web including Vogue Italia, deviantART, Shadowness, Behance, etc… Also featured in international magazines and sold as book covers.
A selection of her photographs are licensed through her representing agency “Trevillion Images”.
1. What sparked your interest in photography?
I got interested in photography due to my love for arts. It was an easier way to create artistic imagery especially when having the ability to post process them.
2. When did you start shooting?
I started with videography around the age of twelve then moved on to photography when I was majoring in Graphic Design at about 19.
3. How often do you shoot?
Everytime I get inspired or have new props and someone ready for a photoshoot.
4. Why do you love photography?
I love photography because it’s another way of doing art especially if you’re not a highly skilled painter.
5. What gear do you own?
I have a Canon EOS 600D with the kit lens, Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8, Canon EF 75-300mm, Tamron AF 18-200, additional filters and extension lenses. I also have two softboxes at my home studio.
6. Other than your camera, what piece of equipment couldn’t you live without?
I can’t live without my Wacom graphics tablet.
7. Who are your biggest inﬂuences as a photographer?
Definitely Brooke Shaden.
8. What’s your best advice for someone starting out?
Don’t copy anyone else, have your own identity.
9. Where can we see your work?
deviantART: http://sara-hel.deviantart.com for digital arts mostly