Shawn Sachs Talks Photographing the Hamptons in His Downtime
As Told To Tiffany Frasier| July 5, 2016 |
Power publicist Shawn Sachs finds quiet contemplation in capturing the Hamptons sunrise and sunset.
“As I’ve explored areas of the Hamptons, I have found so many great hidden places, especially along the beach. It’s become addicting. Never before did I want to wake up at 6 am to get a good shot of the sunrise. Now I find myself going out in the morning and coming back with great images. I get up early and head to the beach, and around dinner, I venture off to capture the sunset. I mostly like shooting nature. “In Sag Harbor, I enjoy being on the bay. Wandering along the water and in parks, you never know what you will find. The ocean is amazing to shoot; there is something different with each photograph.”
“My grandfather worked in photography for over 40 years. I have found that what I’m interested in shooting constantly evolves. It’s such a release. Things move fast in my line of work; I have photography to help me slow down. It’s been calming to stop everything and get an image of the sunrise over the Atlantic. It forces you to pause and live in the moment. “I’m lucky that in the world I work in, I know great photographers that push me to be creative and give great advice. Anytime I am with a professional photographer, I ask thousands of questions. They have taught me a lot, and I continue to learn. It’s been an incredible experience, playing with different shots and figuring out what works.”