Sarah Moon (b. 1941) is a French photographer. Beginning as a model in the 1960s, she practiced photography as an autodidact before working on her first fashion campaigns ⎯ particularly the images she created for the Cacharel brand rapidly drew international attention. In the middle of the 1980s, Moon deepened the focus on her personal approach as well as her research on story-making and the fictional space of photography.
Sarah Moon’s work shapes a visual world that is instantly recognized as hers – unfolding like in a story - the characters move through a time which has been lifted from what is ordinary. The sensation of being inside a plot is amplified by the literary and cinematographic references in her work. Epochs, just as surfaces, shadows and memories, are blurred and what is matte and what is shimmer melt together in light of its own.