Photo by Anna Starmer

Photo by Anna Starmer

Tell us a bit about yourself...

I’m a photographer, I live in Lewes with Jimmy, Albee, Max and Arthur. Two are my children, one is a dog.

I’m half French and grew up in Paris. I spent my childhood being “the English girl” which suddenly switched when I came to University in the UK and it turned out I knew near to nothing about British pop culture and was unmistakably French.

These days I consider myself European and whatever happens I always will.

Photo by Anna Starmer

Photo by Anna Starmer

Photo by Anna Starmer

Photo by Anna Starmer

What inspires you:

Photographically, those who make images from next to nothing, who find the magic in the everyday. William Eggleston and Vivian Maier are firm favorites and good examples of people who did this early on. There are obviously many many more who have followed in their footsteps. 

What makes you happy? 

Watching my boys doing things that I can’t do myself. Getting into my bed after a full day. Dancing. Oh and a chilled Bendicks Bittermint.

Photo by Anna Starmer

Photo by Anna Starmer

Who is your style icon?

If I could get away with it then I would probably dress like a mash up Keaton: Buster and Diane. But my mother and my friend Jo do casual smart better than anyone else.

What are you listening to and reading at the moment?

Radio 4 is a constant soundscape to my life. 

I love The Moth Radio Hour podcast for dog walks and sleepless night listening. Music wise I am mainly listening to my father’s vinyl collection at the moment but I did also hear the artist Kevin Morby on a shoot recently and I loved his Leonard Cohen vibe. 

I keep starting books and then finding they are not quite what I am in the mood for but I am going to make an effort to finish at least these three that I have started:

HHhH by Laurent, Binet Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday, and Little by Edward Carey.

I blame current affairs and Netflix for being too distracting...

Photo by Anna Starmer

Photo by Anna Starmer

What do you like about SIDELINE

I have loved Sideline from the very first cropped bat wing padded jacket from the first season and still wear all the time. I love that the denim is soft and supple yet also thick and long lasting. The styles are just the right amount of androgynous for me, not too girly but definitely cut for a woman.

Sarah is wearing the Isabel Boilersuit in washed red from this season available here