Starry sky. Moody L.A.. Clear imagery. Celebrity insider.
Based in Los Angeles, USA.
Originally from suburban Detroit, Amanda started her career by taking pictures of up-and-coming actors and musicians in L.A. for Nylon magazine. Soon after, The London Sunday Telegraph discovered her work and started assigning her for portraits of celebrities. Sarah Silverman, Morgan Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Holly Hunter have been in front of Amandas camera. Aside from portrait photography Amanda loves to capture L.A. when the sun goes down. Her night landscapes show L.A. at its most obscure and brilliant, and finally make us understand the city’s gloom and color. Whatever she portraits her images are clean, graphic, natural and unforced.
2008 Critical Mass (Photo Lucida) Finalist - Top 50
1999 Surface Avant Guardian
2008 "Nightscapes" DWC Gallery, Chicago. IL. (solo)
2008 "Nightscapes" TBWA Chiat Day, Los Angeles, CA. (solo)
2005 "Level 2: Aquatics", Elevator Gallery - Venice, CA (group)
2004 "Volume One" Curated by Dane Jensen, Cinespace - Los Angeles, CA (group)
2003 "LA Works" Insallah Gallery - Los Angeles, CA (group)
Name something you love, and why.
Living in California because the landscape is so diverse. So many amazing state and national parks to explore along with a lot of untouched nature. I love that I have access to the beach, mountains, desert, forest, and cities.
Which professional success meant the most to you?
When people reach out to me and tell me how much they love my photos.
Could you eat cheesecake for a whole week?
Analog or Digital?
First 10 years of my career was film, last 12 years has been digital.
LAX underpass was shot on medium format film and Sequoia and Supermoon were shot digitally.
Where do you go when you want to be with you?
On a hike, into the woods
Tell us something about your education
BACHELOR OF FINE ART (BFA) from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
I’ve always loved the arts (painting and drawing) and photography in particular. I took a photo class in high school and was hooked!
What was the weirdest encounter, the craziest adventure or the most beautiful moment you experienced on a shoot?
Photographing a retired former pimp “The Archbishop Don Magic Juan” at his home in Los Angeles.
Form or content?
What part of the human face is your favorite?
Where does your inspiration live?
What would you do if you weren't afraid?