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Hi, I’m Sarah.

I am a German-Chinese photographer and designer from Hong Kong. I love branding, storytelling and all things digital. I am an alumnus of Google’s Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program, a global ambassador for Google and the founder of TwentyBliss.

Clients: Google, Leica, Levi’s, Adidas, VSCO, Moment and Big Trouble Pizza.

Currently based in: Toronto. Available worldwide.

Contact me.

 

In our contemporary era of fast-paced sound bites and flashes of imagery, I romanticise the idea of slowing viewers down with my photographs. Seeking out quiet moments in people, places and the in-between; I like to be aware of what makes me stop in this world.

After spending some time as a photographer in Oakland, I moved back to Hong Kong and worked in galleries, publications, fashion, and product design.

I started TwentyBliss to create a platform for emerging creatives; curating exhibitions in Hong Kong (partnering with Art Basel + Art Central) and Los Angeles. In 2015, Creative Executive named me one of their "Favourite Movers and Shakers". The list of seventeen included Martin Parr, The Satorialist, Vice Magazine and AirBnB to name a few, and a nomination for Hong Kong's Most Valuable Company Award followed soon after.

I’m probably cooler online than I am IRL.

Sarah Kohler is one of our favorite movers and shakers. In an industry that often looks to curators and critics to decide what is assigned value, making time, space, and a platform for young talent to get exposure is critical. Sarah made the jump out on her own before most of her peers – a bold move that is paying off!
— CREATIVE EXECUTIVE
 
 

 
 
In a world where we’re all increasingly disconnected (despite social media), stories bring us together. They inspire. They make us think. 

Sarah brings projects to life beautifully – not just because she has a keen eye for denim, unique taste and a way with words. But also because she’s an amazing listener. She’s able to connect with people in a way that draws out stories people can’t resist reading. She creates connections.
— LIZ KREUGER, E3 RELOADED
I first discovered Sarah through being a fan of her photography. I am confident in her creative skills and knowledge to produce fantastic storytelling projects. She is passionate and dedicated in what she does, and has an undeniable talent.
— KELLY HARRINGTON, H&M
 
 

EXHIBITIONS


2015
ARTISTS FOR NEPAL
Platform, Hong Kong

ROSE
Foster Eastman Gallery, Vancouver

#URBANHACKS
Teakha, Hong Kong

VOLCOM PRESENTS: HONG KONG PHOTOGRAPHY
Boomshack, Hong Kong

2014
TWENTYBLISS LA
Hatakeyama Gallery, Los Angeles

TWENTYBLISSxBESTBEVHK: ART AND BEER
Boom Gallery, Hong Kong

2013
TWENTYBLISS

Haji Gallery, Hong Kong 
 

2011
PAPAYAS, ALIGATORS AND PRAYER FLAGS

Bruce Galleries, San Francisco

CHIMERA EXHIBTION
College Avenue Gallery, Oakland

2009
SUPERFLAT SUMMER
W Hotel, Hong Kong


SELECTED PRESS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


Creative Executive
Jumpstart
TimeOut
WestEast
Milk

Interrupt Mag
Disposable Mag
DesignGood
Culture
Tao

99U
Global Young Entrepreneruship Forum
Visa Geeza

 


FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @SARAH.KOHLER