Title: Sarah Scott.
Sarah Scott is more than just the Arts Coordinator at the Heartside Gallery… she is an art icon. From curation to creation, she is the real deal.
Here is a little know fact about Miss Sarah. She was the first person in Grand Rapids to give me an art show. I guess in many mays one can say that she discovered the ‘mo in pink glasses… way before I even wore the pink glasses!
Just under 6 years ago she took a chance on me. It seems like forever ago and back then I worked as graphic designer and snapping pics was my way of “de-stressing” after a long days in corporate America. I became friends with Sarah through the now closed coffee house Four Friends and to this day I really miss that coffeehouse. Long story short, she knew of me and my camera from almost daily visits and said to me on afternoon “you should have a show here!”
What happened after that was amazing and unexpected… immediately after the show I received email after email from people asking me for photos. Not only did emails keep flooding my inbox, but every piece that was hung on their walls sold within 2 weeks. That led into getting clients, and eventually me leaving the world of graphic design to becoming my own boss as a freelance/commercial photographer.
So today’s blog post is for Sarah Scott… thank you for all you did and continue to do for artists. Love you girl!
Outtake from a recent shoot at The Heartside Gallery & Studio. Photographed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.