Olivia Sari-Goerlach is a photographer with a passion for capturing light and shadows... specializing in portraiture, documentary & food photography along with food styling skills. Having a background in graphic design + photojournalism has influenced her photographic aesthetic. Her career started in 2010 where she worked at a photography studio in Sydney, Australia and fell in love with portraiture. Based in Singapore between 2011-2016, she continued her photography practice and took on creative projects on the side with a keen interest in creative collaborations. She was once a Canon Pixma ambassador for Singapore in an Asian regional campaign that highlighted her work in food photography. OSG has been based in Canada since 2016 working around the Greater 'Vancouver' area and traveling overseas for commissioned work.
Her ongoing personal project, #graphicallyspeaking_ is a photography + illustration portraiture project where she has collaborated with 27 visual artists based in Singapore + 'Vancouver' so far. Check the complete works here: #graphicallyspeaking_. Upcoming project to showcase Indigenous artists from the Unceded Coast Salish Territory, more details in the future.
In other personal work, she enjoys capturing portraits of performers and creatives of different backgrounds. She self-published a photography book in 2013 on her black & white portraiture series called "The Home Club Portraiture Project". Olivia loves to donate her creative skills to non-profits like Growing Chefs in BC and created a project that aligned with her photojournalism passion when she volunteered at the Kansas City Community Kitchen to document the process of the organization while she helped in the kitchen during her travel to the Midwest. Click 'Personal work' for more. Below is a pro bono project outside of her photography work called The MNSTR Skate Initiative.
For collaborations, commissioned work, consultation inquiries or just to touch base, kindly leave a message in the CONTACT section.
OSG Photography acknowledges that it occupies the shared, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and has been stewarded by them since time immemorial. Unceded means that this land was never surrendered, relinquished, or handed over in any way. I acknowledge those who have come before us with sincere gratitude and honor - the First Peoples that have been on this land for thousands of years, and the enduring presence of Indigenous communities on this land. OSG is committed to visually capture Indigenous personalities + stories through documentary and portrait photography in the near future, to collaborate with Indigenous creatives and organizations to share their stories through the lens of a foreigner residing in these lands.