Meet My Friends: Sarah Bloom

I love Sarah because she is devoid of bullshit ("I come from a long line of people with no filters," is how she puts it) and because she is one of the gentlest, most loving souls I've ever met. She is also a phenomenal photographer; she gets a lot of attention for her self portraits, a number of which are nude, but is also transcendent in her ability to capture other people's essence on camera (her photos of my daughter take my breath away). Sarah has seen some shit in her life, but she still gets excited by ice cream, and her latest photo series, where she overlays textures and images over her self-portraits, is truly exquisite -- click through to see a slideshow and to learn more about this phenomenal woman and artist.