Who is Sara Orme...

Sara is the daughter of a Pakeha, feminist, art teacher and a Maori, activist, lawyer, who grew up in the art world of Christchurch, New Zealand in the 70s and 80s.

 

Art, Maoritanga and an appreciation of cultural diversity are in her blood.

 

I leave my home in Auckland as Sara (Orme) and arrive at my Marae in the Bay Of Plenty as Hera (Tautuku) of Ngati Awa and Te Arawa. 

 

After finishing a degree in sociology and studying photography, Sara launched herself as a professional photographer in the 90s, focusing primarily on people.

 

Whether it’s capturing daily life, portraits of the famous or not so famous, shooting fashion editorial or advertising campaigns Sara likes to have a relationship with the people she photographs and often immerses herself in the world of her subjects; she sees herself more as a collaborator than an observer or witness… And believes her photographs are better for it.

 

“I love to capture the spirit of people, chase the light and create magic, compelling images that move people”.

 

Sara has worked with some of the worlds largest and smallest brands and agencies, NGOs and small communities, celebrities and presidents, fashion models and everyday people.

 

She has directed and created campaigns all over the globe including New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Australia, Myanmar and Central America. 

 

In between I expanded my skills as Creative Director and co-founder of Girl Undiscovered, an indie skincare brand, exploring ‘Real Girls’ and redefining ‘beauty’ as we know it. 

 

Sara is a global wanderer and keen to work with you anywhere and everywhere. 

 

Please get in touch to collaborate.

CLIENTS & AGENCY

CLIENTS & AGENCY

AA plus card 

Air New Zealand 

Aleph 

ASB 

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authorisation 

Daikon  

Dove international 

Girl Undiscovered 

Glowbug-Powerswitch 

Lonely Label 

Luxe 

Max fashions 

Milk records 

Ministry of Health 

Mitsubishi 

New Zealand Story 

New Zealand Royal Ballet 

Panadol 

Penguin Publishing

Sovereign Insurance 

Trade & Enterprise New Zealand 

Tourism New Zealand 

TV3 

Universal records 

Westfields 

World Organics 

Ngai Tahu 

Northland INC-Tourism 

Ruby NZ fashions 

Singapore Airlines

Grey, Melbourne

FCB, Auckland 

M & C Saatchi, Auckland  

Rainger & Rolf, Auckland 

Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland 

Special Group, Sydney

Sugar & Partners, Auckland  

Whybin TBWA, Auckland  

.99, Auckland 

EXHIBITIONS, PANELS and TALKS

Herstory

Auckland, NZ. 2020

Womens Work 

Group show - 21 female photographers in association with AIPA. 

Ellen Melville Centre

 

Member of Womens Work panel discussion:

Focus on the imbalance around gender in the photographic industry.

Auckland Festival Of Photography

Auckland, NZ. 2019

Panel discussion: Fissure & women in photography

Auckland Library.

This Is Not The Red Carpet 

Auckland, NZ . 2019

Auckland Festival Of Photography

Leica Lounge: Behind the lens of a female photo journalist.

Special Group Studios

Sydney, Australia. 2018

Group show. Commissioned

Follow Your Arrow

Auckland, NZ. 2017

Women in business panel discussion

 

Redemption

Auckland NZ. 2012 

Solo exhibition,The Keep

Koha 

Wellington, NZ. 2009

TePapa.

In collaboration with Ngai Tahu 

Aotea Barbi

Christchurch, NZ. 2004

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls 

Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), 

Group show

FEATURED IN
Idealog

New Zealand Geographic

Catalogue magazine –Australia

Vice-International

Remix magazine-New Zealand

The Red Bulletin International

Metro magazine-New Zealand

Listener magazine -New Zealand

Russh Magazine –Australia

Vice magazine-Australia

Foam Magazine-USA

Lady Gunn -USA

Quint magazine -Dubai

Fallen Magazine -Australia
Yen Magazine –Australia

Lurzurs archive-International

Ad media-New Zealand

D-Photo-New Zealand

Photographers mail-New Zealand

New Zealand Geographic

Quint magazine-Dubai