Rain, 2008



My first love was drawing.
Since childhood, I’ve always painted and scribbled in sketchbooks.
Over time, the sketchbooks became photo diaries... 










  


























 






Arc’teryx x Nicole McLaughlin

NIC’OLE 


Nicole McLaughlin and I hung out for three days straight.
She showed me her work process in her Brooklyn studio and then we drove to her childhood home in the same town where the Sopranos was filmed.
In true Italian fashion, her mom made us soup for lunch.
It was amazing. 















Hancock Shaker Village for MOLD Magazine


We drove to Western Masschusetts to photograph a former commune. I’ve never lived on a commune, not sure if I want that many roommates. Anyway, what were the Shakers? Something like the Quakers except they “danced” when they got together for religious worship. It felt like I stepped back in time, into a portal, a different world. The technological innovations that the Shakers left is what really interested me. You ever see a circular-shaped stone barn? Insane. I asked a lot of questions to the museum director. I got close to the garden and noticed poppy plants. Did you know that if you cut a fresh poppy pod, it oozes? Did you know that if you tilted a dried poppy pod, poppy seeds come out?







































Amy is a photographer, artist.
Based in New York City, will travel.


Select clients
Academy of Natural Sciences, Arc’teryx, BARRON’S, Bloomberg Businessweek, C41, The FADER, Georgia IC25, MOLD Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Need Supply, Sony Music Entertainment, SSENSE, Totokaelo



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