My niece Sarabeth is amazing photographer. Still in middle school.

Bernalwood

There’s a hot new photographer in Bernal Heights, and her career is just getting started.

Neighbor Sarabeth Spector has been wowing me for months with her terrific photos of urban landscapes and the intimate details of everyday objects. Others have started to notice her talent as well: One of her pictures was selected by the Harvey Milk Photo Center for inclusion in the “Off the Beaten Path” exhibit that will open in McLaren Lodge tomorrow afternoon.

Oh, but here’s the thing: Neighbor Sarabeth just turned 12 a month ago.

In an exclusive celebrity interview with Bernalwood, I asked Neighbor Sarabeth what animates her photographic technique:

Contrast versus color: Especially in images I later change or colorize, I can see the contrast between what is really there and a scene where some element of the scene stands out if the surrounding colors are removed or turned down.

Detail versus noise: The camera allows…

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