Most young people fail at translating their passion and angst to us “grown ups”. It’s easy to roll our eyes and dismiss their efforts. Enter, Sarah Rose Smiley. A sixteen-year-old photographer from Madison, Wisconsin, Smiley burst through the clamor of the web and impressed this former teenager. There is certainly room for her to refine her skills as as she gets older, but I hope she manages to hold onto the clarity of her vision as time marches on. Kudos to her.
from her site:
i’m sarah rose smiley; photographer, currently 16 years young. as a child, i was always fascinated with the tales of scheherazade. this led to the title of my work – “schaharazad” – an alternate spelling for an alternate storyteller.
i have had a camera in my hand for the past 2 years- and i will never put it down. i love lace, love, bokeh, best friends, and life (in all its complicated simplicity.)