Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I’m the lady of the manor! Sarahphotogirl adourns the walls of Castle Howard

Sarahphotogirl is the Fairytale Queen in her photo art

Yesterday five BRAND NEW photographs left Scarborough in the back of a rent-a-van. They were so new the camera didn’t know they’d been taken yet.

I wept as the van turned the corner and headed off into the awaiting sea-fret. It was like sending your kids to school for the first time (not that I’d know as rats don’t go to school) but I’m sure it felt the same much the same – tears of joy after six weeks of hard work resulting in having no life what-so-ever.

These images, part of the Her Dark Materials series are self portraits heavily influenced by fairytales and literature. They form part of the Picture Book Exhibition at Castle Howard and are displayed along side the wonderful costumes designed for me by the very talented students at Yorkshire Coast College.

This exhiition runs until September. Along side this I am soon to return to The Living Room in York. This opens to the public on Friday 31st July and around twenty images will be on dispay. If you would like to be on the guestlist for the preview night please email

See you there!

4 Responses to “I’m the lady of the manor! Sarahphotogirl adourns the walls of Castle Howard”

  1. Elaine Says:

    By my good fortune, I visited Castle Howard last week as the guest of a local York resident. I was truly inspired by your exhibit. I am a professor of music education at Wichita State University in Kansas, USA–we have a museum of contemporary art (the Uhlrich). I’ll definitely be taking your name back to my friends at the museum–what a wonderful combination of old and new–the original illustrated books and your clever photos–one of the highlights of my trip.

  2. Elaine Says:

    Oops sorry– Our museum is the Ulrich–check it out as I think it could be a potential venue for exhibiting your newer works like this and the Dark Side. EB

  3. Sarahphotogirl Says:

    Hi Elaine

    Thankyou for your wonderful message! How apt it would be to exhibit in Kansas! As I can not contact you from here would you please email me at my email address which can be found on my website :)

  4. soheiladham Says:

    hi love you

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