Steph

Sarah J. Preston and Berny Regalado Jr. are Ambo, film and photography duo, creatives and lovers based out of Los Angeles. In this series, they portrayed the amazing Steph.

Can we photograph the female body in a more powerful way?

Sarah: The female body, as well as all bodies, can be photographed in a more powerful way by capturing and showcasing them as they are instead of fitting them into a mold of what is considered acceptable. For the feminine body specifically, it will always be more powerful when not captured in an overtly male gaze.

How would you define beauty?

Sarah: Connecting to the spark inside, the essence that’s you, and letting it burn.
Berny: Beauty is something we all possess.

What inspires you and what makes you happy?

Berny: People testing boundaries.
Sarah: Reaching to the ridges of this reality.

Film or digital?

Berny: Film, always.

Lastly, what’s next for you?

Ambo: We’re working on directing and producing some film and video projects. We’re working on a short narrative film and directing music videos for Berny’s music project OM/N which will all be coming later this year.