Hi, I'm Sara Roos!

Welcome to my portfolio website. I'm an independent fashion photographer, filmmaker and visual artist based in Utrecht. I have completed my Bachelor of Fine Art studies at the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) in 2023. 

In relation to my artistic practice, I like to describe myself as a storyteller. My (audio)visual work mainly revolves around experiences that many people share, but which are not often talked about in our society. I tell those stories in a way that conveys the emotions I personally felt going through that experience, but leaves room for other people’s own interpretation. It is important to me that the spectator can make their own connection with my work, in any way. It leads to interesting and sometimes much needed conversations. These conversations often lead to understanding for ourselves and one another. 

In my commercial practice, I specialize in creative fashion photography and art direction. I believe that fashion photography doesn't have to be boring and lifeless. Movement and color are not only important in my artistic practice, but in my commercial practice too. Whenever I do other types of photography jobs, such as event photography and portrait photography, you'll see my style coming through there too. No matter what type of photography I'm doing, I just love working with people and creating together. Those moments where I take the shot and I show my crew and models, and everyone is so happy and excited, are the best.
Exhibitions & publications
Interview for the London Director Awards
February 2024
I've been interviewed about my short film 'Het Begin van Groeien' and myself for the London Director Awards. Click here to read the interview.
Midnight Masquerade Art Festival
February 2024
My short film ‘Het Begin van Groeien’ was shown at the Nijverheid during the 'Midnight Masquerade Art Festival', which was organized by Pocket Knife Army with the support of the municipality of Utrecht.

Nomination for Vogue Talent
October 2023
I was nominated for Vogue Talent by Vogue NL and Spark Productions.

Lift-Off Film Festival
September 2023
My short film ‘Het Begin van Groeien’ was shown at online film festival Lift-Off: First-Time Filmmakers by Lift-Off Global Network.

Guest Artist
September 2023
I was invited by No Limits! Art Castle to be a Guest Artist at Sexyland World. I showed my short film ‘Het Begin van Groeien’ accompanied by the installation.

HKU Exposure
June and July 2023
My short film ‘Het Begin van Groeien’ and accompanying multi-media installation were showing at ‘Exposure’, the graduation exhibition of the HKU Bachelor of Fine Art graduates from 2023.

June and July 2023
My short film ‘Het Begin van Groeien’ was projected on the HKU Conservatorium building at Mariaplaats as part of the collaboration project ‘O’, lead by artist Marieke van der Burg, supported by the Light-Up Collective.

June 2023
My short film ‘De Ontkieming’ was shown at ‘Elektron’, an exhibition at New Space Studio.

Niet te vergeten
June 2023
A film still of my short film ‘The Beginning of Growing’ is featured with a number of other art works on the front page of the ‘Niet te vergeten’ edition of the BK-informatie Magazine. The film still is also included in the magazine itself.

Wat is vrijheid voor jou?
May 2023
My short film ‘De Ontkieming’ was shown at the Liberation Day exhibition ‘Wat is vrijheid for jou?’ at Stadsklooster Utrecht.

October 2022
Several of my photo series were shown at ‘Open’ in De Helling, an exhibition and event about mental health, organized by Thirty030.

Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
December 2021
My short film ‘The Making of Emptiness’ was part of the ‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’ exhibition in Omstand. It was shown in the art gallery’s movie house.
Resume (short version)​​​​​​​
Artistic schooling at HKU
Bachelor of Fine Art
Semester Bachelor of Audiovisual Media
Seminars: InDesign, Title Sequence Design, Personal Branding
Fine Art Preparatory Course

Rory Pilgrim
Silke Schönfeld via the Rijksakademie

Work experience in the artistic and commercial field
Photography, filmmaking, art direction, production
- Creative fashion
- Fine Art
- Portrait
- Documentary
- Art works & exhibitions 
- Events & dance
- Content creation
Other work experience
Coolblue: technical advisor, camera expert and sales employee
At HKU: 
- Equipment loan office employee
- Event organizer and host
- Online moderator
- Representative
Entropt: festival employee
De Bijlesmeester: tutor English, Dutch, German, math and more

Editing apps experience
Photo editing: Photoshop, Lightroom
Video editing: Premiere Pro, After EffectsDaVinci Resolve Studio
Graphic Design: InDesign​​​​​​​

For my more elaborate resume, please send me an e-mail through the contact page.

De zee is alleen, 2022

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