I am a Photography Director and Visual Strategist with over 14 years of experience spanning the digital and print realms in a broad range of genres—celebrity, portrait, news, still life, food, travel, lifestyle and kids. I specialize in conceptualizing images, providing creative direction and selecting appropriate talent to ensure visual challenges are met in innovative, provocative and eye-catching ways while still maintaining brand integrity. Having built and cultivated relationships with a global network of emerging and established artists and image archives, I am comfortable managing any scope of project and also able to brainstorm and produce original photo illustrations as tailored image solutions. Working in concert with passionate imagemakers, my pictures reflect a refined vision for rich and impactful storytelling that has consistently led to audience retention and growth.

Over the years, I have worked with brands ranging from Time Out New York to Money Magazine and TIME.com and produced book projects for clients including powerHouse Books and Oxford University Press. In 2014, I published a book of my own five-year project documenting modern-day gold prospectors in California, The New Forty-Niners, a Photo District News' Photo Annual Winner in the Books category.

I have served as a Portfolio Reviewer for the International Center for Photography, Art Directors Club, a Panelist for American Photographic Artists in New York, a repeat speaker at the College Media Association convention and a member of the Society for Publication Designers.  

Sarina Finkelstein
sarina.finkelstein (at) gmail.com