Amanda Hudson is a proud native New Yorker. Her artistic aesthetic comes from growing up in a creative household in Manhattan. Her father had a long career as a commercial director and is an avid painter. Her mother moved from wardrobe design to textile design, and was well known for her rich bold plaids. From these influences, combined with growing up in the heart of NY, Amanda has developed a high style graphic eye. She is drawn to color and sees with a modern edge. She came to love taking photographs while studying Art History at NYU, fulfilling the requirements for her minor in Studio Art. This interest in photography led to a career in the film business as a camera assistant. The time behind the lens learning from masters of the field, such as; Dante Spinotti and Peter Biziou, gave her a great respect for framing and composition. But the game changer was discovering Frank Theil while flipping through a design magazine in 2009. His view of architecture changed her concept of what photography could be.
Amanda’s photography reveals the extraordinary within the ordinary. She highlights delicate parts of a greater whole that might otherwise go unnoticed. She seeks out sharp angles, unusual boxes, through lines, and grids in the landscapes around her. Her images are in strong command of their space. Through the lens, she stops and silences the outside world to capture a rare moment of time. In an intimate space, her vision is singular and vital. She has a unique way of celebrating the city’s life scars, noticing the details, and encouraging a new way to see the environments that surround us all.