1. Hello Amanda. We are known to each other, but please introduce yourself and your work to our readers!
Hi, my name is Amanda Roach. I was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I am a full-time clerk typist at our main hospital. Most of the time I am a fully energetic human who enjoys reading, exercising, hiking, snowshoeing, random adventures, and most recently, taking nature pictures.
2. How long have you been interested in photography? And what inspires you to snap such stunning photos?
Nature, nature, nature. All the photos that I take are pictures of nature. I don't have a preference. I love taking photos of the ice forming on branches, the fall colors on the trees, the most imperfect/perfectly formed shell/sea glass, and every waterfall I can find. This will be my first year hiking all year round.
4. Aside from photography... what other creative mediums spark your interest?
5. What message would you like to send with your art? And what type of person do you think would appreciate your work?
I take my nature pictures to show that there is beauty and love all around us, all the time. I take them to show that no matter what life throws at us, we can all take a breath, capture that beauty, and know that, that beauty is within us too.
6. Is light work something that intrigues/inspires you? Tell us more!
Light work is new to me as well but I find it very inspiring. I feel very deeply and passionately about everything and everyone I care about to the point that if something happens to someone I can literally feel it as if it was happening to me. It even prevents me from watching certain shows/movies, etc. This gift (sometimes a hard pill to digest) I've come to know is part of being a lightworker so as my life unveils I feel that part of my purpose is to also work as a lightworker when the path is ready when I am ready.
7. You manage to get amazing shots on just your phone. Do you have any plans to purchase a professional camera?
8. Do you have any intentions to take a more formal approach? As in... do you plan to take any photography courses?
Not currently. I've come to realize that when I make something I enjoy anything more than that, I lose my love and passion for it.
For example, I loved yoga. I took my YTT 200 and I left feeling like I had learned nothing. I have not done yoga since. I lost all respect and love for it. It may come back someday but I try to go with the flow. If I love it, I will do it but I won't turn anything into something that makes my brain feel like "I have to do this"... it just becomes a chore and I no longer enjoy it.
9. What inspires you to live your life? Aside from nature, I mean.
10. Lastly... tell me (and the readers) something positive and/or inspirational... to end on a good note!
This quote: "I like people who get excited about the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, watching a sunset, the smell of rain and starry nights". ~~Brooke Hampton
11. Any final comments?
That saying "we only live once"...
No! We only die once, we live Every. Fucking. Day. So live it the best way you can!
Try, one minute at a time. Just try.
Thanks Amanda! :3
-Devin Joseph Meaney