Yes She Can! – Sarah Jenkins
Our guest this week is one of the most positive, resilient and talented people we know.
International award winning and globally acclaimed drone photographer, Sarah Jenkins is not your average drone pilot.
Once fit and healthy, Sarah has been confined to a wheelchair for more than 6 years now and, as a result of her muscular dystrophy, she’s unable to hold and use a normal camera or even the camera on an iphone.
During Covid, confined to the house and looking for something to do, Sarah and her daughter Lucy decided to try drone photography as Sarah knew that she could operate the toggles that control a drone and rest the remote control in her lap.
The rest, as they say, is history.
In this episode you’ll learn how:
- Sarah stays positive despite having lost so many physical capabilities
- Her attitude to learning her craft as she goes
- Despite being invited to enter global awards and having other international recognition she still suffers from imposter syndrome; and
- Sarah’s advice to others wanting to pursue a new creative endeavour.
Sarah also happens to be one of Greta’s oldest and best friends. Greta has watched Sarah over the years evolve from being a nurse and a mum, to also becoming a positive and inspirational creative, who just happens to be wheelchair bound.
You’ll hear a few different place names mentioned in this episode. Sarah is based in Perth in Western Australia these days, but during Covid she relocated for health reasons to the isolated coastal town of Port Douglas in far north Queensland to escape the city crowds.
Without further ado, get ready to be inspired by the positive and ‘can do ‘ talent that is Sarah Jenkins.
Minimalism in Photography Book: teNeues Publishing, September 2022
ABC News Online: Interview; Published May 2022