Sarah Distel’s career is a journey of finding perfection through imperfection.

Through her studies at the ‘Willem de Kooning Academy’  – where she specialized in Lifestyle & Design and photography – she learned how to engage her keen eye for details in a way that goes hand-in-hand with her artistic sensitivity.

To create a space, drenched in light, where like-minded spirits can meet to connect through carefully curated yoga classes, creative lessons and cooking sessions or to spark art from scratch, has been a lifelong dream of hers.

To her, The White Door Studio is a bright space where luminous bliss isn’t just a state of mind but a state of ‘being’.  Triggering creation while making room for reflection. Sarah’s devotion to her craft and her appreciation for items with a story, a soul, reflects through every aesthetical detail in the Studio, making it her home away from home.

•Specialized in: concept design, commercial lifestyle photography, product photography, content creation, set dressing, interior styling, food photography and food styling.

•Energised by? Giving workshops. Because she genuinely loves to share her vision and knowledge with others to offer them new perspectives and spark others’ inspiration.

•Finds balance in yoga and through cooking. By stepping out of her head and into her heart and relying on the same senses but in a different way.

•Responsible for the day-to-day and strategic management of the photo and cooking studio, the ideation of stories by making them tangible through visual media, the acquisition of the interior items and their styling and leading the creative workshops.

•Savours get-togethers. To exchange ideas and feed-off other people’s passions. To collectively create something and by that, elevate any qualitative results or effects makes Sarah tick.

COTTONCAKE the label – photography

             Born Spring 2018, they have created their very own COTTONCAKE Fragrance Collection. A series of perfumes and candles in five fragrances. Each fragrance inspired by their personal travels, memories and moments. Find the collection in their Amsterdam based store, webshop and in selected stores

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FLORENT restaurant – photography

          Restaurant Florent can be found at the heart of Utrecht and and distinguishes itself by surprising and classical French-Belgian dishes. With a stylish interior and open kitchen it is an atmospheric restaurant where everyone feels at home. Even on Sundays, when they serve their signature brunch!

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SAMSUNG content creation – photography and styling

      This project is an assignment from Samsung Netherlands. The Samsung phone is able to take perfect photographs with very little light needed. These photo’s are used for online purposes such as instagram and facebook to show the Samsung lifestyle.

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BO NAM restaurant – photography and styling

        Bo Nam* is an Asian bistro concept located in the vibrant city centre of Amsterdam, near the infamous Leidseplein. It offers an experience, which delicately balances authentic Vietnamese flavours with creative international interpretation, world-class drinks and mood shifting tunes in an easy-going contemporary ambiance.

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MYLK cafe – photography and styling

            The idea behind MYLK was born in sunny Bali and brought toreality by Elena, the founder of the island’s vegan hot spot Alchemy @alchemybali Seeing as porridge is too hot for Bali jungle life, Elena decided to bring her warm idea to Amsterdam. Partnering up together with Amsterdamers…

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BITES – photography and art direction

       Photography | Art direction by Sarah Distel and Lianne Huizing Costume design by Anna Hoffmann Make-up by Naomi Sanderijn & Hester Losse Winkel Dancers: Livia Petillo | Matilde Tommasini | Vincenzo de Rosa | Arno Brys by Codarts Dance

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