Fashion & lifestyle photographer. global citizen.

 

Hi! Call me Sandy. I am a Fashion & Lifestyle Photographer. Why? I'm energized by the conceptual and collaborative spirit of this type of photography! I enjoy working with a team of creatives and pulling together elements to create a visually stunning design. I have been developing what was once a hobby into something I now consider a passion. Taking and making beautiful photos for other people drives my creativity, and that's all an artist could ever really want. Recently I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Art in Digital Photography from The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg in the Chicagoland area. I earned a 4.0 GPA and the received the President's Award of the 2017 graduating class, earning a spot as 1 of 3 commencement speakers at my graduation ceremony.

IMG_4894.jpg
 

I also consider myself a Global Citizen. Why? I realize the world is vast and I am only one small piece: one perspective, one vision. I realize that the way we live in America is not the only way, and I take pride in understanding the different cultures of the world. I have been blessed with a Polish heritage and a set of parents who appreciate travel, and because of their spirit I love to learn about the world. Most recently I embarked on a volunteer trip to Tanzania, Africa where I tutored English classes and aided in the construction of a school; though, I realized quickly that while it was important for me to be there to help others and rediscover myself in some way, the most valuable knowledge I brought home was a better understanding of the African culture... and the little Swahili I learned! I also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro during that trip, so yeah, I'm basically an adventure junkie.

 

I hope to spark change in the world through media & design.