Piece description from the artist
Most people notice the LOVE sign first. I know I did when I came upon this scene. I had just finished photographing a wedding and was walking back to my car. I love when natural streetlight provides such dramatic lighting. It was only after I framed up the shot that I noticed the young man sitting on the stairs, reading his book, with sunglasses at night, by the light of the streetlamp.
Born in Nashville, TN in 1979, American artist Amanda Lomax lives and works in Nashville, TN and Sandgate, UK. Ms. Lomax holds a cum laude degree in Communications from Boston University, completing coursework in Darkroom and digital photography. She was selected as a Teaching Assistant at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and Maine Media College, and spent several summers learning from renowned photographers: Cig Harvey, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, Aline Simpson and Susan Burnstine. She is a recipient of the 2020 TriStar Arts Award and a graduate of the Periscope Arts Program.
Her work uses digital photography and technology to manifest abstract ideas into tangible pieces of art. She refers to this process as 'Photographic Techspressionism’. This process allows her to play with the boundaries between photography and digital art, drawing inspiration from organic landscapes and her emotional response to these subjects. She is deeply influenced by the work of Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Josef Albers. Color is fundamental as she relies on it to produce a heightened emotional and visual experience for the viewer.