about.jpg

ABOUT ME

  • “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”
  • — Annie Leibovitz

  • Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If I you can’t feel what I'm looking at, then I'm never going to get others to feel anything when they look at my pictures.
  • My obsession with photography began in the early 90's. My first camera was a fully manual Pentax K1000. No LCD screen, no flashing lights and no menu items to wade through. I used 35mm film and a 50mm 1.8 lens. I soon upgraded to a Nikon N6006 film camera, an inexpensive zoom lens and a "used" vivitar flash unit. I took the plunge and began shooting weddings. It was stressful and all consuming but I kept shooting. I was straight out of graduate school with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and an insatiable desire to take "the perfect image." Photography was the love of my life.
  • I combined my passion for taking pictures with my second love - teaching. I taught photography at several universities, colleges, schools and arts organizations. My knowledge grew greater the more I shared it with others.
  • I hope you enjoy my portfolio of mages as much as I have enjoyed making them.
  • - Amanda Anthony
  • Amanda Anthony lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Richard and 12 year old twins, Helaina and Noah.
  • Amanda blends her fine arts background with her unique and artistic style of image making. Her love for candid, documentary style photography together with her eye for elegant detail guarantees a creative and stylish portfolio of images.
  • Amanda shares her passion for photography with others and has taught at several schools and colleges including Virginia Commonwealth University, Reynolds Community College, The Steward School, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Visual Arts Center. In 1996, Anthony successfully implemented a digital and traditional darkroom program at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. She has also taught photography workshops and summer camps.
  • Amanda also shoots commercially. Her clients include Macy's Department Stores, Bowen, Champlin, Covington Travel, Foreman and Rockecharlie Law Firm, Capital One, Scott and Stringfellow, Compass Tax and Accounting Services, Buckhead's Restaurant, Salon Debonair, Francos Fine Clothiers, Handcraft Cleaners, Richmond Weddings, River City Youth and Fitness, Richmond Country Club, Covington Travel, Arcadia Builders, American Family Fitness, Commonwealth Sports and Medicine and Perfect Cut Grounds Maintenance.