Piece description from the artist
The sun was setting with such a strong yellow glow this evening in Sanibel Island, FL, I was probably one of a hundred photographers on the beach capturing its beauty. Sometimes I find it odd to take covert pictures of strangers, but this boy staring out to sea caught my eye and I knew I had to take his picture.
Amanda Darby is a self-taught digital photographer working in the Washington, DC area. Her work is characterized by clean, simple images, bright colors, and a clear appreciation for the world. She does not use Photoshop or other photo editors on her photographs; she prefers to showcase the natural beauty in what she shoots.
Amanda had her first solo gallery show at the Frederick County Cultural Arts Center in Frederick, MD. She was also part of a group show at The Artists' Gallery in Frederick, MD, and continues to show informally around the area. Amanda's work was featured on "Jones Soda":http://www.jonessoda.com/ labels in September 2012 and May 2010, and she has also done photography for Simmons College and Bryn Mawr College.
When Amanda’s not taking photos, she’s either playing with her feisty cats, working at her government job, reading a new novel, or watching baseball.