Sarah Marie Rooney and Sasha Dylan Bell are photographers who collaborated on a conceptual photographic project titled “Fear of Dreaming”. This work explores the inner conflict, following a dreamer who has lost her way. The portraits which solicited the involvement of a trained dancer explored the process of being overwhelmed by fear and of moving through and out of it.

Sarah Marie Rooney grew up in Connecticut and obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Musical Theatre, from Syracuse University. After graduating she continued her vocal studies in the UK and New Zealand, before performing more than fifty solo vocal recitals and operas in the United States, Australia, the UK, and New Zealand. Sarah was also the Business Manager and Executive Theater Producer at BATS Theatre, Producer of Summer Shakespeare, and the Producer for Young and Hungry Theatre Company. In addition to performing and producing, she taught and directed classes for theater, voice, and stage at the Wellington Theatre for Performing Arts (NZ), Oregon Children’s Theatre and School (USA), and St. Mary’s in Sydney (AU). She also maintained a private singing studio for ten years.

A photographer for animal welfare and rescue organizations, Sarah documents events for Best Friends Animal Society and Wags and Walks. When not photographing animals, she is capturing everyday life on the street or planning her next travel adventure. Sarah lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her furry, four-legged family (two rescue dogs and one rescue cat).


Sasha Dylan Bell is an artist based in Los Angeles, with an interest in portrait photography and cinematic storytelling.

In 2015 Sasha was Creative Arts Emmy-nominated for his editing work on Got Your 6, a documentary chronicling battle-worn soldiers and their struggle to find a new ’normal’ in returning home from Afghanistan.

He currently lives in Los Angeles and is at work on the photography series, Wise, a gentle exploration of the lives of the elderly, along with directing & producing the documentary, The Regulars, a love letter to the unusual personalities of Hollywood Boulevard and editing on David Makes Man for Oscar-winning creator, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).


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