Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan is a fine art and nature photographer currently living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Cyndi was born in Martinsville, Indiana, to a young Army pilot and his wife.  Her travels began at the age of three months when her father was stationed in Germany in the early 1960s.  A proud Army brat, Cyndi moved frequently from one army base to another as her father’s military career advanced.  In 1970, the family moved to Bangkok, Thailand, where they lived and traveled for two years. Her military upbringing has left her with a lifelong passion for travel and an appreciation of a variety of artistic and cultural expressions.  In her adult years, Cyndi has continued traveling extensively around the world.  A three-week photographic safari in Kenya also helped shape her artistic vision and deepened her commitment to wildlife preservation around the globe.

Cyndi enjoys shooting a wide range of subjects during her travels and at home. Her largest body of work, collected while exploring the back roads and forgotten small towns of the southeast, centers around the ancient Japanese concept of “wabi sabi”. This collection can be seen on her website  Cyndi's images taken near her home in Kill Devil Hills, NC, can be seen and purchased on


One of Cyndi's recent projects, “The Art of the Reflected World”, is inspired by the waters of the Outer Banks.  Her latest project involves experimental techniques using motion blurs to capture impressionistic images of natural settings.

Cyndi shoots primarily with Nikon digital cameras and is a member of Nikon Professional Services. She uses Adobe Lightroom for all digital processing. 

Cyndi is a member of The Chesapeake Bay Art Association, the Carolina Nature Photographers Association, the Dare County Arts Council, the Kill Devil Hills Cooperative Gallery and the National Association of Independent Artists.  She considers her finest creations to be her two intelligent and adventurous sons, Ryan and Austin Sarfan.