Meet the Shooters: Sarah Zucker
By Severin - 9 min read
Sarah is a Los Angeles based writer and photographer. An avid shooter of the streets of Hollywood, her favorite filter/frame combo is the vanilla filter with the classy border.
Name: Sarah Zucker
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Device: iPhone 4
How would you describe your style of shooting?
Compulsive, to some extent. I’ve always taken pictures of whatever catches my eye, like a child hoarding treasures for a keepsake box. I have a lot of inside jokes with myself. I’ll get fixated on certain themes and concepts– disembodied hands, for instance–and then I’ll start seeing those things everywhere, ripe for my visual picking.
I love to shoot film because I think there’s great satisfaction to be had from creating a physical object, but mobile photography has allowed me to be so much more prolific as a photographer, which has in turn honed my eye and improved all of my work. It’s very exciting to make art in the 21st century; every day you get to reinvent the way things are done.
What’s special about the place you’re coming from?
You really feel like you’re at the edge of the abyss in California. As though, at any moment, a paradigm could shift and all the weirdos might roll off the edge of the continent. (See if you can findthatin a travel guide) Really though, LA is this massive coral reef of villages and communities. It’s easy to spend your whole life in the car here, so I like to visit different parts of the city and walk around as much as possible. There are so many tiny worlds all mingling together, you’ll miss them if you never get off the highway!
Your favorite filter/frame combination?
I love the vanilla filter with the classy border. It’s very flattering on skintones, and the border adds–you guessed it–that extra touch of class.
Your pro-tip for shooting great photos with the new EyeEm camera?
Everyone has their own way of doing things: I usually shoot my photos in another app so I can stockpile them, then sort through them later to find my best shots. Then the great fun is plugging them into eye’em and playing with the filters: they have some great subtleties, and sometimes the right filter can add an entirely unexpected dimension to your photo. I usually lean toward the vanilla, strawberry and kross filters for portraits, and the earlgrey and cabu filters look great for street shots in the California sunshine.
Update now toEyeEm 2.5 and try out the new filters yourself. Don’t forget to rate the app if you like it!