Tell us who is Mandy?
I am a 23 year old girl born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. Since the age of 14 I have lived in Italy, Costa Rica, New York, and various cities in Arizona. I attended the University of Arizona and received my BA in art history. Last summer I lived in New York City working on set at Victoria’s Secret as an intern to fashion photographer Russell James.
How did you first get into photography?
I purchased my first camera, a FugiFilm finepix s700, at age 20 for $99.00. It was love at first sight. This was my first DSLR and allowed me to do things that I had never been able to do with a camera before, such as working with shutter speed and macro settings. I began taking my camera with me everywhere and would take pictures of any random thing that caught my eye: a crack in a window, a close-up of a spiderweb, the reflections in rain puddles, a beautiful landscape, you name it! After about a year of this random photojournalism, I discovered the world of fine art photography and began concentrating on that instead and creating self-portraits.
Read an exclusive interview with Mandy, written by Maia Sylba, in the new edition of Musetouch Visual Arts Magazine…