Another blog that I have been following for some time now, Amanda and Frank from wannabephotographer87. I feel like I have been watching Amanda grow into a great photographer for some time now. Her early work was good, but I have to say that I think some of the stuff she has been doing lately is simply stunning. I can’t believe she doesn’t have a lot more people following her. I thought it was time to show you someone that deserves a lot more recognition for the work she is doing than what she is getting.
Should I only show people who need the recognition or show everyone I like? That is a big question, I used to get so annoyed with Freshly Pressed because I have never been featured on it, I would think that it was unfair. People would say that it was because I had heaps of followers, and I don’t need it, but then I see others with lots of followers who are freshly pressed. I am a bit sour about it, it should be about recognition as well as who deserves it. Still, not what today’s post is about.
So I asked Amanda my usual questions and she told me why she takes photos:
Since I was a little girl I’ve paired memories with the location and what time of day is was. I always worry about forgetting memories I create with my loved ones, and when I am able to capture some of that I know it will stay with me. Photography gives me a happiness that’s hard to explain, I just love to see the world in different ways and to never take anything for granted. Capturing moments and memories helps remind me of the beauty God gives us everyday.
Amanda has a great way of looking at the world, and I was surprised to read what she said when I asked her how she works, everything just made so much more sense then.
I’m not sure what’s special about it, I look at something and take it in an angle most people don’t think about seeing it. I love looking at things as if I’m sitting or laying down, relaxing shots that put you there. I want people to look at my photos and feel like they’re there, sitting with me. In a lot of ways I take photos like I’m a kid again, when I was little I sat or laid down to see things larger than they really were. It made the moment bigger and everything was more interesting.
She seems to do a lot of travelling with Frank and her husband. Every time I see a new post I wonder where they have been this time. I love seeing her adventures with Frank. So I had to ask about her inspirations, as I do with everyone I feature here.
I’ve looked up to talented artists most of my life. Mozart, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Ansel Adams and so many more have inspired me to show who I am through music, writing or photography. You could see or hear their passion, they went full force into what they loved, and no matter how much people criticized them for it they continued to make life beautiful with their God given gifts. I’ve always wanted to be an inspiration, someone who could show people beauty and give them happiness through photography.
If you keep improving at this rate Amanda, no problems with that last part, it will definitely happen.
There is a wide range of work on her blog, yet there is a similarity to many things she photographs and I think she is fast developing a style of her own. Her and Frank are doing some great things together and I look forward to seeing what they do in the future.
Have you figured out who Frank is yet, here this might help.
For Christmas a few years ago my husband, William, bought me my EOS 60D Canon camera. It’s my very first digital Canon camera and I feel we have a pretty good relationship together haha! I named him Frank, just something silly that makes me feel like we’re more of a team. I have the lens that came with the camera and last year, as another gift, I got a wide angle lens that I’m absolutely in love with! I’m very happy with Frank, he’s a great camera.
I want to take the opportunity to thank Amanda and Frank for allowing me to showcase their work here. I really hope all of you will go to wannabephotographer87 and show your support to Amanda, she really deserves it, as do all the people I feature. Now here is a gallery of more of her outstanding work.