Sarah Lee

Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i

From Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Sarah Lee is incessantly glued to camera viewfinders, DaFiNs, and the sea. Her passion for photography, particularly underwater and surf photography was shaped by a childhood where she was constantly playing in and around the ocean. As a long-distance swimmer and surfer, her strength as an athlete in the ocean allows her to capture swimmers and surfers in a care free and light-hearted way.

"My aim in making photos is to capture and accentuate the beauty in what surrounds me. Photography to me is a mode of visual problem solving and a way to perpetuate the stoke, whether it be above the surface or below."

Her goal with her photography and filmmaking skill set is to document the ocean, environmental issues, and water people whose stories need to be told around the world.

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  • Work
    • Water Photographer & Cinematographer
  • Education
    • Chapman University