Amanda Smith



Amanda Smith is a photographer and gallery director at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City. She says about her work:

I based these photographs on the idea of light being a character in the composition; a capricious, playful, irrepressible gathering of moon glow, stardust, fireworks or candlelight. The images are printed on kozo, gold-leafed and lovingly finished with cold wax. 

Light and the play of it and its effects on what the camera sees has always been what I've tried to capture since my early days of working with pinhole cameras, which understand light much better than shapes and shadow.  In these images I have intentionally added a sprinkling of light as one would powdered sugar on a cookie, fireflies on a summer night or sequins on a gown, the bits and flashes appearing on the images like a gregarious, luminous tribe.