Sarah Twitchell is a professional photographer who has called San Francisco home for over 17 years. Her desire to fill her life with first-hand experiences embedded in foreign and unfamiliar cultures has led Sarah to embark on countless trips all over the globe, for sometimes months at a time, to capture the subtle beauty and intriguing moments of the world as she wanders through it.
Always passionate behind the camera, she fine-tuned her training at Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco and also with the notable "On Assignment with National Geographic" Photography Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sarah's photography has won awards from Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco and was featured in Rayko’s respected gallery showing in December 2012. In addition, Sarah's work has been displayed on the walls at Photograph & Frame on Chestnut Street in San Francisco's Marina District where she was a featured local artist. Sarah's images are also featured in numerous news articles online and she has shot portraits for Treasury Wine Estates, Little Black Dress Wines, Five Rivers Winery, among others as well as many individual portraits. Sarah is also a contributing photographer for iStockphoto with Getty Images and in September 2013, Sarah joined the San Francisco-based non-profit Nepal Education Initiative Organization (NEIO.org) as their documentary photographer to capture the organization's journey deep in Nepal's northern Himalayan mountain villages on the border of Tibet. She counts this as one of the most precious experiences of her life.
As a result of Sarah's training and passion for capturing the real emotion she sees from behind the lens, she takes a candid, street photography approach when photographing her subjects and that is seen throughout her work which maintains the genuineness of the people and locations she photographs.
Sarah shoots with a Leica M9P and the 50/1.4 Leica Summilux-M lens.