Sara Rubinstein is a commercial director and photographer with 23 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, AdFed 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. 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 and fellow still photographers on commercial productions. For motion work Sara is represented by broadcast production company Howdy Gang
On set Sara’s ability to work with both actor talent and real people shines. Her expertise in directing subjects to find channels to emote authentically in front of the lens is evident throughout her body of stills and motion work. Sara’s love for expression, authenticity and beauty, but most of all, for narrative arc and 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, travel (follow her recent journeys with her family throughout South America), camping with her family in their VW Campervan, and anything active and outdoors.
Read about Sara on Leica Camera's Her Legacy Series, here: Sara Rubinstein Her Legacy with Leica Camera