The Entrance Ocean Baths. by Sarah Robertson

My grandmother was an Aussie and she had a pretty tough go growing up in Australia. She ended up immigrating to the US in her early adulthood where she died when I was pretty young, I believe I was 10. Right before she died she told me three things - grow up to be a good kid, do your family history, and that she was sorry we didn't get the chance to visit Australia together. Visiting Australia last year was a dream. These images were taken at The Entrance, a little town right on the water. These "ocean baths" are quite unique to Australia. Essentially, they are salt water pools that are naturally filled by the ocean. I loved the crash of the waves in the background that paired so nicely with the click of my shutter. Being there, thinking about my grandmother, as a young girl swimming in a pool just like this one was a special experience.  [Shot on TriX 400 taken with a Canon AE-1]


Fisherman's Wharf. by Sarah Robertson

Fisherman's Wharf is a huge tourist attraction. Sure it's over run with people, and it's way too commercialized. But still, I would argue it's worth a visit. Some may call it a tourist trap, but I think the masses of people just sort of add to the charm. I enjoy the crowd. I think the masses bring a necessary energy to this place. It's full of crappy souvenirs and more often than not, a seagull is trying and steal a bite your bread bowl (or poop on you - trust me, it's happened).  [Shot on Portra 400 taken with a Mamiya 645]


Red Rock Relay. by Sarah Robertson

I never thought I could fall in love with a landscape. I always thought that happened to other people, but not me. Southern Utah, however (more specifically Moab), gets me every time. I've run the Red Rock Relay in Moab for three years now. Each year it's like I rediscover what it's like to connect to a landscape. Waking up in the pre-dawn hours and running through a red canyon as the sun rises. Nothing can replace that feeling. These images are a reminder to me of the importance of being out and experiencing nature. [Shot on Ektar 100 taken with a Mamiya 645]

Provo Roof Top Concert. by Sarah Robertson

There's something about live music that's just good for the soul. It's a beautiful thing when you can take some hipster teenagers, new families, and even some seasoned adults, put them on a rooftop and let them experience music together. When you're in the middle of something like that you really get to experience community. When music brings a community together something powerful happens beyond each individual and I think everyone walks away a little better for it. [Shot on TriX 400 taken with a Canon EOS-3]

San Francisco China Town. by Sarah Robertson

I never tire of visiting San Francisco's China Town. Each time I visit I'm overwhelmed by the mixture of tourists and locals, the abundance of color, and the history. I can't help but feel like I'm stepping into another culture, another world. On one block you see a park full of locals with children playing on the playground and the sidewalk lined with elderly Chinese men an women playing dominoes. On another you see endless tourist shops filled with trinkets and then there are all the restaurants. With so much to photograph it's always a challenge and a thrill to simplify and capture San Francisco's Chinatown. [Shot on Portra 400 taken with a Mamiya 645]

Big Cottonwood Canyon. by Sarah Robertson

A few Sundays ago my husband and I headed up to Big Cottonwood Canyon. There is nothing I love more than going for a good drive. I love the feeling that I'm going somewhere. It makes me feel like I have purpose. My favorite part is looking out the window and imagining all the possibilities (untracked roads, hidden gems, adventures). I drove the fun, winding roads and it was so refreshing to be outside the city, even if only for a few hours.  [Shot on TriX 400 taken with a Mamiya 645]

Highway 191 Gas Station. by Sarah Robertson

Every time I go to Moab I always notice this great old gas station off the side of Highway 191. I am always attracted by the splash of color that it brings to the landscape. I have always had a bit of an obsession with photographing gas stations. I'm not sure where it comes from, perhaps I was a bit too influenced by Edward Ruscha and his 26 gas stations. Regardless, I find there is a sense of mysterious history attached to abandonded places. It makes me wonder how something like a gas station, a necessity in the barren Utah desert, just falls into disrepair. Anyways, if you ever find yourself along Highway 191 I would highly suggest stopping and checking this gem out. [Shot on Ektar 100 taken with a Mamiya 645]

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple. by Sarah Robertson

My first experience at the Krishna Temple was back in 2010 at the Utah Famous Festival of Colors. Although fun, I wanted to see what the temple was like without all the glitz and color. What I found was a peaceful, beautiful place that I really enjoyed spending time at. [Shot on Portra 400 taken with a Mamiya 645]