Sabina Miklowitz Photography
This shoot happened kind of out of the blue. The model, Michelle, is a friend of mine from the art department at my university, and she recently got a chameleon as a pet. I decided I wanted to do a doll-themed shoot with her–not the cutesy type, but more of the gothic, cabaret style. Knowing Michelle, I figured she’d probably have the wardrobe covered for that kind of thing, so I contacted Brooke Skropits (one of my favorite makeup artists that I’ve worked with), and a couple of days later, this shoot came out. A couple of weeks prior, I had been in Avila Beach with my family, and we stumbled upon a very cute and colorful alley between some boutiques that I made a mental note of as a possible future photo location. When the idea for this shoot arose, I couldn’t think of a better place to go.
About me and my business:
I guess you could say it was inevitable that I would gravitate toward the arts. As the daughter of a philosopher and a former musicologist, I have always been surrounded by creativity. My childhood home was filled with my mother’s charcoal drawings and the sound of her skilled fingers at the piano, and our yearly travels to Europe, alone with my early exposure to MoMA exhibitions and my father’s old travel slides taught me about the kind of beauty that humans are capable of.
My love for photography started at an early age when I received my first camera for my 10th birthday, but it was toward the end of high school that I found my true passion in people photography. My primary interest is in fashion photography, and my influences include Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, and Antonin Kratochvil. I have won many awards for my work, and have been featured in a number of gallery exhibitions. Although I have other passions, I know there is no other path for me. There is nothing more satisfying than a successful shoot, and I am at my happiest behind the camera.