Hidden Figures: Fine Art Surreal Photography By Sabrina Fattal
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Sabrina Fattal started her photography journey in the backyard of a neighbor’s house. “I always had a love for the forest and all the stories it held in between the pine branches.”
She began her business when she was only 13, capturing mostly portraits of practically anyone who would wear a thrift store nightgown and prance around in the dirt. Nowadays, Sabrina’s fine art photography has been featured in Lithium Magazine and Stubborn Magazine as well as Galleries in Orlando, Paris and Arles.
Sabrina’s love for storytelling can be found in all of her photos and every piece is a different perspective from the mind of Sabrina Fattal.
“I believe we all have stories building up with in us. Some like to write, others paint or draw; but not me, I was not born with those gifts. I picked up my first camera at the age of 13 and I quite honestly have never put it down since and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
“There was this spot behind my neighbor’s house where I swear stories are born. You walk down this big grassy hill and through a few trees where you will find a creek that you had to cross by tiptoeing over a rotting tree. I found this little oasis in the woods that looked like a human sized bird’s nest where I would sit and dream.”
“For the longest time I was made fun of for my style, others thought it was weird and creepy. I have always been inspired by that though, Halloween is my and always has been my favorite holiday. I love when autumn comes and the chills that it brings. But I love even more the beauty that can be found in darkness and the in between moments. I am also a portrait photographer and my style in my fine art photography has carried over to my other forms of photographs.”
“As a creator, I live for that tingly feeling in my heart when I am about to make something. I enjoy every moment of creating, especially the messy parts. Nothing lights my eyes up more than the vision of a model and I running barefoot through cold damp grass at sunrise and creating something. It has become a joke in our household that everywhere I go, I leave a trail of dirt or mud behind. I love the stories, I love the dirt but most of all I am in love with the magic we can all create.”