WEBITORIALS

AMY BURDETT

She is currently a stay at home mom, after being in the medical field for 7 years. She started really getting serious with photography in October of 2019.


Originally, she was just looking for a hobby outside of her family. Little did she know that she’d end up absolutely loving it. She created her photography Facebook & Instagram page in January of 2020. Since then her work has been featured in several digital and print publications.


She feels privileged to have a hobby that her enjoys, but that also brings joy to others as well. 

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Moevir Magazine April Issue 2020 featured edition

[Stranded]


https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1773553

https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1773510


Photographer: Amy Burdett @firewashphotography

Model: Aleshaann Ramsey @alesha.ramsey

Dress Designer: Junie June @juniejoon

Hairstylist: Charisse Edwards @flawlessdesignznyc

Makeup Artist: Anne Moon @cryingmurder

Makeup Artist: @_tresbelle_makeupbytasha

Model: Anne Moon @cryingmurder

Model: Viona Rose @blossomedrebel

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Tell us something about you. Maybe your life, profession, habit, dream. 

I’m currently a stay at home mom, after being in the medical field for 7 years. I started really getting serious with photography October of 2019. Originally, I was just looking for a hobby outside of my family. Little did I know that I’d end up absolutely loving it. I created my photography Facebook & Instagram page in January of 2020. Since then my work has been featured in several digital and print publications. It’s truly an honor to be published on the cover of Moevir. I feel privileged to have a hobby that I enjoy, but that also brings joy to others as well. 




What makes you choose this profession?

I love getting to make fantastical ideas become works of art. I love working with the models to help them exhibit the true nature of the shoo, while being creative with props and lighting to make the entire project come together. There is just something about making my conceptual ideas come to life and then to capture them eternally. For me, photography is the opposite of work, its pure joy.





Is art, fashion important in your life? Why?

Art is really important to me. As a mother of three, time to myself isn’t easy to come by. While my daily life isn’t physically exhausting, it can be emotionally taxing. Caring for three different personalities, with extremely different needs, can be stressful. Photography allows me to decompress and recharge. 





Who are the people impact most in your profession? What do you learn from them?

Local photography groups and local photographers have been the most influential for me. Those groups and people have fostered my creativity and pushed me outside of my comfort zone on countless occasions. Confidence is probably the most valuable thing I’ve learned. Having confidence in my abilities and not being afraid to ask for help when I’m stuck. Having people around me that I can contact to troubleshoot issues has been crucial. Having that kind of community has enabled me to be brave enough to put my work out there to see if it can stand on its own. 





How do you think about your work? Is it what you like, or simply saying a dream?

I feel like my style is always evolving. My work is, and always will be, a work in progress. I love to learn. I love to challenge myself. There’s always a new technique to try, or skill to perfect. I don’t think I’ll ever reach the point where I feel like I’m done learning. 




In modern society, lots of people want to be famous, influential. How do you think about it?

Being famous doesn’t interest me. Creating art is what motivates me. Helping people see themselves the way that I do and making people happy is what inspires me. If my art can reach someone, or motivate someone to be interested in photography, that’s all the influence I need. 





What will be the suggestions to new photographers?

Shoot in RAW. You’ll have so much more flexibility with editing. Get out there and shoot! Try every kind of photography, even if you don’t think you’ll enjoy it. I started with family and children and have found that I love portrait and fashion photography. Always push yourself out of your comfort zone. You’ll be amazed at the skills you’ll pick up and what you’ll learn about yourself during the process. 





Where your inspiration comes from? 

I’m inspired by the world around me. Anything and everything. I’ll be driving along the road, see a spot, and images will immediately come to mind. Music, movies, other photographers work inspire me as well. 





What are the most difficulties during your shoots?

I think the hardest part of any shoot is getting out of my own way. Generally, I’ll have an idea of how I’d like the shoot to look. Pro tip? Projects never end up the way you imagine them, at least mine don’t anyway. I’ve never actually taken a picture I’ve intended to take. It’s always better or worse than I imagined. I constantly have to tell myself to stop overthinking it, and to just enjoy the moment. 





What is the most important thing for creating new work?

For me personally, believing in the vision and being inspired by the idea, are paramount to a great shoot. Yes, I can create works for other people, but it’s not the same. I have much less motivation/creativity when I’m not genuinely connected to the material. For me it's not just about taking a picture, it's about immortalizing the moment, it's about bringing the observer into something that they can truly feel. 





Will you still create new works when you are old?

I don’t think I’ll ever stop creating. Aside from God and family, creating gives my life more meaning. It makes me truly happy. I may not always use a camera to produce new work, but I’ll always be artistic in my own way. 


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