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Amanda Hartsfield (BFA 2014)

Published June 16, 2014
A collage of photographs of buildings

By Amanda Hartsfield (no title or description provided)

Artist Statement

The bulk of my work is very photographic in nature. I always have a camera with me and I love capturing beautiful scenes, especially on film. I shoot in predominantly black and white, accentuating light and shadow. While I really enjoy the catharsis of developing film, I also work heavily with digital editing programs.

As I approach graduation, the world is opening up to me. I know that I can now choose where I want to go and where I want to live. The thought of this is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. I am, and have always been, fascinated with other cities and far away places. That longing is growing in me everyday and represents my future, but Tallahassee is my hometown and represents my past and present. For my thesis, I want to combine the unknown places of my future with the comforting familiarity of my past and present. I want to show appreciation for Tallahassee and what it has given me while presenting it within the format of a mountain range, an icon that for me, has come to represent longing. These are my mountains: informed by the past and brimming with possibilities for the future.