Sarah Small is an American photographer who began taking images as a 13 year old child. Since then she has been producing colourful, unusual and thought provoking work which has earned her a number of well recognised photographic awards.

Loanly Lakers man

Loanly Lakers man

Small manages to combine an unusual mix of humor and unease. The work plays on this conflicting juxtaposition, pushing confused thoughts to the front of our minds eye. The resulting work could be described as “surreal” however I would disagree with this label.

Although there is an element of peculiarity, I feel the “surrealism” that may be suggested is based more around our preconceptions than the work itself. As with the mix of humor and unease there is also a mix with the banal and fantastic. This in turn creates a sort of everyday surreality. Most of here work involves common place subject matter with subtle -but in some cases obvious-  twists.

Hannah in driveway

Hannah in driveway

You can check here work out here