Sara Rubinstein is a commercial Director and Photographer with 20 years of experience.
Her team is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sara Rubinstein is a commercial director and still photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work combines elements of authenticity, emotional range, beauty and thoughtfulness. These elements combined have earned Sara accolades from Communication Arts, APA, ASMP, One Eyeland, Shots Magazine, South x Southeast, American Photography, Leica Camera, and clients worldwide.
Sara graduated from Carleton College in 1998 with a degree in Biology and a minor in German. It took a 6 month stint as a computer programmer before Sara found commercial photography, starting off as a photo assistant until transitioning to full time shooting back in 2002. She thinks that degree in Biology has come in handy as a director/photographer, particularly when working in the Medical and Agricultural sectors. Over 20 years as a still photographer led to directing motion pieces focusing on authentic emotion and thoughtful story. Sara works as both a director and still photographer, utilizing the talents of dedicated DPs on commercial productions. For motion work Sara is represented by broadcast production company www.howdygang.com.
Whether shooting for Brand level projects for clients such as Optum, Dupont or American Standard, or for editorial outlets including Major League Baseball, People Magazine or the University of Minnesota, Sara’s ability to work with both talent and real people shines. Her ability to help subjects feel comfortable in front of the lens shows through in her body of stills and motion work. Sara’s love for expression, authenticity and beauty, but most of all, for storytelling, can be seen clearly in all elements of her work.
Personally, Sara is the mother of two children that appear throughout her personal work. Her passions include photography (truly!), riding horses when possible, travel (follow her recent journeys with her family throughout South America), camping with her family in their 1977 VW Campervan, and she plans one day to learn to draw well.
Sara lives with her husband and children, one parakeet and one bearded dragon near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Read about Sara on Leica Camera's Her Legacy Series, here: Sara Rubinstein Her Legacy with Leica Camera