she / her / hers


The Person behind

the camera.


Hi again !!

I'm Derya, like 'Sarah' with a 'D' -- lover of all things to do with the outdoors and adventurer at heart. I am passionate about the environment and human rights and am currently pursuing something to do with environmental lawI hesitate putting the phrase "career in environmental law" because practicing law in the traditional understanding of this role, is not for me. I full-heartedly believe that a life outdoors is a life well-lived (thanks REI); therefore, anything I do is first-and-foremost centered around being outdoors. Photography, rock climbing, skiing (of any type), hiking, backpacking, camping, bird-watching, yoga, running, tree admiring, and coffee consumption are everyday pursuits. But, I am always down for trying something new! I'll be starting yoga teacher training at the end of this year, and have another mountaineering course starting in September.

I grew up in sunny Colorado (*hence one of the reasons I LOVE sunshine) and currently reside in beautiful Switzerland. For the past couple of years, I have been based in Geneva where I just finished my masters degree, focusing on environment, resources, and sustainability. However, wherever I go and no matter what I do, I will always continue to pursue my love for photography. One of my favourite things about photography is that it has given me a very special and unique way to connect with the people that I know and love, and the ability to fall in love with complete strangers. I love building connections with people, and what better place to do that then in the great outdoors?

So for whatever your adventure might be, drop me a line and let's go!