(New York City)
Bio: Amber received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2003. Since then she has focused her career on editorial, working at New York and Outside magazines. Active in other areas of the photo industry, she has worked on-location for international commercial shoots with Creative-i Advertising agency. She has also assisted with programming at Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting photographers. In addition, she freelances as a photo consultant for emerging photographers who are developing strong personal projects and who seek editorial and commercial projects. Amber continues to work on her own personal photographic projects around New Mexico and also back home in Staten Island, New York.
The story of how you first got artsy: In my youth I would escape daily into the outdoors with a crew of fierce neighborhood explorers. Each day this crew of friends and four younger siblings embarked on new adventures infused with imagination and wonder. I always carried my plastic 35mm camera to record the evidence of our discoveries, proving we were there. When we journeyed away from home, photographing the people closest to me became my way of connecting to them on more creative levels. Since then, this has made a significant impact on how I am able to photograph people in different environments, whether real or fantastical.
Influences: Irving Penn, Stieglitz, Cindy Sherman, Avedon, Graciela Iturbide, Weston, Frida Kahlo, Gerhard Richter
Showings, Awards, Honors:
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|silver gelatin print "untitled" (GAS 2008)|
©2007 Garden Art Show