THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S PERSPECTIVE
"I'M SOMEONE WHO HAS THE PASSION FOR FLASHIN'"
PHOTOGRAPHER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Hi, I am happy you are here. Let me introduce myself: my name is Amanda Morie and I am a full-time professional photographer from of Vancouver, Canada and based now in Guadalajara, Mexico and NYC.
Travelling the world totaling to 84 countries and all 7 continents and living in 11 different countries has really opened my eyes creatively. It is said a "photographer should shoot what they want, not what they get" and my photography embodies the eye of someone who sees past the big picture delving deep to seek out that special feeling, thought, emotion or connection with the subject for the viewer.
The little things, the little details are what matter.
My photos are inspired by natural beauty, light and detail that culminates editorial documentary imagery.
For me this passion for photography came alive when I was living abroad in the middle east- Dubai to be exact in 2018. My dad was an accomplished photographer who had studios across Canada and was published in huge magazines and brands and when he passed away in 2012 from Cancer, I felt saddened by the fact that I only learnt photography through studies in university and never had the opportunity to photograph or shoot with him. I developed a deep longing to see how he saw the world, through his lens, and I bought my first Sony camera that Christmas in Dubai. Since then, I grew to love travel and street photography and the next year started to get nominated for awards and winning. In 2022 I started to take on commercial photography work specifically fashion, branding/ commercial and food photography. Every photo I take is so important to me and I ask myself would my dad love this photo too?
I hope to continue his legacy through my work.
I have been published in Vouge, Vanity Fair, Elle, Esquire Magazine and have worked with agencies world wide. I also am an official photographer for Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels internationally. Ten Acres Photography Gallery in Melbourne, Australia exclusively represents and exhibits some of my photography. As well my photos have been awarded by Picfair and have been nominated for awards in categories of Street and Black and White for Lensculture. I have also been named "Top 100 Women in Business" by Chanel and nominated for “Top 40 under 40” by Entrepreneur Herald. This year in 2023 I have been awarded by Facebook as a "Top 3% Photographer", awarded by the Canadian Business Bureau Quality Awards as the "BEST COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER in Vancouver, Canada" and also recognized by Google as an Expert Photographer with close to 1M views.
These two pictures below were awarded by PicFair in 2020 for Best Photos. I captured these photos in 2019 in Shanghai, China on Chinese New Years in February.
View my photos and critic review from Lensculture Awards here.
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Printed photos my dad took of me in his studio in Vancouver.