Work: Keep On Keeping On - The Outtakes, 2017, Digital and Analogue Photographic Prints
Part of a larger project that documents her father as he approaches his 90th birthday. In this her intent is to focus on positive coping strategies and a quiet celebration of keeping on keeping on and applauding achievements no matter how small in later life. However, despite being an intimate collaboration there are occasions when boundaries feel crossed and the photographer intrudes into a very private and more melancholic space leaving a sense of discomfort. These then become the outtakes and intentionally there are no portraits featured amongst them.
Amanda uses both analogue and digital formats in her practice. Her personal work is usually in the build environment, and quizzes community in urban spaces and frequently focuses on intimacy, chance and the dichotomies of appearance and reality. Watching cities wake up she captures the stories people leave behind. Photography enables her to see and look out into the world, considering the implications of loneliness, an ageing society and the short attention spans that seem to accompany our increasingly digital world. She looks to find beauty in ugliness and engender happiness.
Amanda is an in house architectural photographer for a property research company and has also been commissioned in the last four years by City Showcase to shoot their Summer Markets. Amanda is currently undertaking a part time BA in Photography at the University of Westminster.