My work is heavily influenced by documentary and street photography, and I am most interested in capturing furtive smiles, telling glances and touching moments. I am inspired by Shirley Baker, Vivian Maier and Berenice Abbott, all of whose work I love. Baker in particular had very similar views about photography to mine, preferring quotidian scenes rather than photographs of celebrities, along with unposed, spontaneous moments instead of set-ups.  I have been a photographer since 2014 and have a First Class Photography Degree from the Open College of the Arts/University of the Creative Arts (2021). I am currently doing an MA in Photography: Practices and Philosophies at Central St. Martins (UAL)*.  I used to work as an actor before having a brief stint marketing in the City.  I have three children and live in London

Read a few of the lovely things people have said about my work;- 

"...a fantastic photographer, brilliant at capturing in the moment shots as well as posed shots. I've had her on film sets a few times now, shooting behind-the-scenes as well as PR images. She works very fast and is very easy to have around. I'd book SJ every time if I could!" Producer, Farrena Films 

"You did an amazing job! And worked so hard!" Bride, Leeds Castle, Wedding Photography

"I'm thrilled that you managed to take so many you're happy with!" Family Photography, Kent

"I love the images. They look beautiful and I love the light across all of them...Thank you for your work on this..." Promotional imagesBroadgate Services 

"...  the on-set photographer for two short films I directed and her work was excellent in every way. Her photographs brilliantly captured both behind-the-scenes candid shots and in-world photographs to illustrate the film's content. She was unobtrusive on set and her easygoing attitude was very welcome. She provided us with a wealth of imagery to choose from and her suggestions and comments were insightful and extremely helpful." Lucy Barrack, Film Director/Writer 

"These are marvellous. Thank you so much. I'll be back to you with some choices. So much choice!" Actor's headshots, Christopher Wright 

"These look excellent and I will pass on to the guys, I am sure they are going to be very happy as this is an excellent record of the evening." Event photography, The Amberroom Partnership

"...very responsive and clear in her communication and to what is expected from the location and the people to get the best result. We discussed beforehand the type of photo shoots I was interested in and the day went very smoothly. Afterwards, I got access to all the pictures for review and after my selection, she sent me the files with both high and low resolution. I can highly recommend Sarah, she is also a very warm person and knows how to make you feel at ease during the photo shoot." Lifestyle and headshots, Career Coach

"They are beautiful!"  Bride 

"I absolutely love that picture of you (my client) swimming – it looks more like you, the inside you, than most" A client's sister about her portrait

"Wow!!!! The shots are SO good we love them so much!! Thank you!! ....These are going to be such a valued memory, I can't thank you enough. My sister, her husband and my mum have also just seen them and think they are brilliant" Family shoot 

"They are all SOOOOOOO Happy ...! Thank you. A lot." Event photography, Random House Publishing, 

"Thank-you! They are really gorgeous images. What a successful day!" Lifestyle promotional and product photography, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare 

"Love them….thank you so much……she is a genius!" Corporate photography, Barclays  

"Sarah is great. Did headshots for my daughter’s Spotlight page, and is about to do my headshot for my business website, based on others she’s done for people I know. Sarah has a bit of a knack for capturing your soul, through your eyes. I’m not sure if she’ll be vexed or pleased with me for saying that. It’s the truth." Young actor's headshots 

"Thank you for the photos. I have posted one on LinkedIn already and I'm very happy with it." Headshots, Self-employed consultant

"The shots are fab!!" Corporate portraits, Luminous Creative 

"Amazing!" 40th birthday party 

*PLEASE NOTE: My commercial business name is Sarah Furniss but my qualifications and further documentary and experimental work fall under my given name, Sarah-Jane Field. 

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