Photographer of the Week: Amanda Valentine

Philadelphia-based Amanda Valentine used to be a model.

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Now she has gone over to the other side of the lens to work as a concept, beauty and fashion photographer. Here she is at work:

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She describes herself as a practising optimist, a hater of the word ‘client’ and lover of the word ‘friend’. And what most interests her in photography is beauty:

I am driven by my desire to pull the deepest beauty out of every muse who stands before me. My goal is to show my audience how beautiful a subject is in my eyes. We are all so capable of beauty… a beauty that can steal an audience’s breath. My job is to find that breathtaking beauty in places no one else has explored and share it with the world.

Here’s some beauty.

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To be precise, it’s the beauty of model Rachel Dashae, who did a shoot with Amanda and male model Jon Mayhem back in 2009. And Rachel is beautiful from other angles too:

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Jon Mayhem seems to agree. Because he took this next picture himself:

Amanda Valentine 13 Rachel D photo by Jon Mayhem

Jon is about to be in an even better position to appreciate the beauty of Rachel’s booty. Because, as Amanda points out:

I find importance in capturing the true essence of each subject whilst pushing many of them just before the confines of their most comfortable zones to help stimulate a certain passion being held deep inside of both them … and myself.

And the particular discomfort Rachel experienced on November 14, 2009, courtesy of Father Jon, was:

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If Amanda’s work stimulates your passion, please visit her website.

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