WHO AM I?
It's me. I'm Sarah Northrop. Sometimes I'm known as SARTAKESPICS, the official brand name for my work in visual media content creation. The name started as an Instagram handle and has evolved into part of my identity.
My head is very noisy. It's constantly filled with endless ideas, inspiration and creativity. I have a knack for visual aesthetics and making the photos you don't usually see.
My work is the ultimate hybrid of my two greatest passions –– photography and music.
Even outside of the concert hall photo pit –– when I'm working in the realm of sports or photojournalism –– I'm able to think differently and capture my subjects with a similar vibrance, beauty, energy and emotion that's likened to the experience of live music.
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I am currently a fourth-year student at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. Through my time in school, I have worked my way up from staff photographer to photo editor of the independent, student-run newspaper, The Daily Emerald, where I have won numerous awards for my photojournalistic work.
Most recently I contracted as a summer production assistant for Portland, Ore,'s Blue Chalk Media as part of the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism.
I'm currently based in Eugene, Ore., though I tend to bounce around between Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles. One of the best parts of my career is experiencing the different places and people my work takes me.