Sarah Moon, orginally Marielle Warin, was born in Vernon, France in 1941, but quickly moved to England during the occupation. She began her career as a fashion model in the 1960s, and since 1968 she has worked as a fashion photographer and film-maker. She was the first woman to photograph the Pirelli calendar in 1972. Her photographic work has been published in Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie-Claire, Graphis, Life and numerous other magazines. Her books include Improbable Memories (1980), Little Red Riding Hood (1986) Vrais Semblants (1991), Inventario 1985-1997 (1997) and Photopoche (1998). She has made more than 150 television commercials and a film on the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1995). Moon won the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Applied Photography in 1985 and the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1995.
Ethereal and elegant, Sarah Moon's photographs are almost abstract in their painterly qualities. Texture, surface, seeing, believing, dreaming; it is difficult to summarize their content without pointing to the evident romantic and melancholic mood that emanates from the work. Moon, who came to prominence in the 1970s, breaks from the traditions of 'Fashion Photography' choosing instead to investigate a world of her own invention without compromise.