Sandra Kourah

Always Searching For The Light

There is a quote that I have hanging on my wall and I reference it often:
“Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen but thinking what nobody else has thought.”

A diamond in the rough is how I see the world. I look through my lens and words come to mind, from each wave that washes ashore to embrace the grains of sand that provides me my sanctuary, to a blazing sunset, to a majestic mountain terrain, or to a new days promising sunrise.

I am an outdoor photographer, visual storyteller, and light chaser. My style of fine art photography is surreal and contemplative visual storytelling, evoking a sense of light and meditative stillness. It is a visual story of the words that flow through me as I stand still, inhale, listen and feel the stories of nature, her magnificent light, and her gifts of beauty around me. Being in nature, experiencing the meditative quiet stillness that fills my soul as I create a photograph, is what I hope will evoke in the viewer as well, that light, that inner calm and stillness that nature offers to us in all her glory.


All fine art photographs are available for purchase in customizable sizes and mediums including Metal, UV Acrylic, and Framed Prints  to fit your personalized space. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a personalized consultation.

Thank you for stopping by to discover along with me the beauty of this thing we call life!


Harrington Gallery, CA 2012 : Juried Group Show, Honorable Mention

Harrington Gallery, CA 2014 : Juried Group Show, Honorable Mention

Del Mar Fair, CA 2014 : Large Print Landscape Category, Honorable Mention

MK Envision Gallery, CA April 2019- current  : Small Print Spring Contest Winner

Commonwealth Financial, San Diego : Current


“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”

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