Amanda is a Malta-based portrait photographer and visual artist. She is the owner of “Cranberry Photography Studio” in Mosta on Triq Salvu Dimech. She was born and educated in Taiwan. She graduated from Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology with degrees in international business, although she spent much more time than she should immersing myself in photography at the photography club, while studying in the university.
After graduating, she worked as an international business assistant in a trading company, at the same time she worked part time on wedding and product photography.
She moved to Europe in 2006 and after 7 years of traveling and living in Europe, she decided to pursue something she really love – portrait photography and fine art photography as a full time job. She had always been passionate about literature, photography, art and feel extremely grateful to be able to do what she love in life. In addition to working on commissioned works, portrait, wedding, personal and collabration projects, she also enjoys working out, dancing and healthy cooking.
Everyone has beauty in them, it doesn’t matter what people think of themselves, not photogenic, not happy with their figure or age, or not good enough, she thinks about her job is to pose people, make people feel comfortable in front of camera and take the most beautiful photographs of people. Everyone deserves to have a extraordinary photograph of themselves. Her work is about helping people to create the most beautiful and timeless memory.
“Photographs of yourself are the most precious and priceless thing you can ever have for you and your family.”
Amanda Hsu is an international photographer, a recipient of many prizes such as Renaissance Photography Prize (UK), UK Artist Portfolio Magazine, International Fine Art Competition, Paris, who has been based in Malta for some years. She has also contributed to many local publications such as the Pink Magazine, Sunday Circle, the cover portrait of Darrin Zammit-Lup, http://ow.ly/GKeNw, Sunday Times of Malta http://ow.ly/GKffa and Malta Fashion Week http://fashionweek.com.mt/malta-fashion-week/
Amanda is a volunteer photographer of the Notarial Archives in Valletta.
Awards & Exhibitions:
•Exhibition “A Perpetural Recall”, a jointed exhibition with Maltese abstract painter Damian Ebejer. A collection of her on going self-portrait series HER exhibited in Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Attard, Malta for the whole month of November 2016.
•Special guest photographer at Ragusa Tra I Fotografi workshop 2016 A.F.I. Associazione fotografi Iblei in Sicily.
•Solo Exhibition “Women In Malta 2015” at Malta Chamber of Commerce, Valletta, Malta. Inaugurated by HE Ms Marie Louise Colerio Preca, President of Malta
Honourable Mention of the Photography Art Contest
“Clean” , a full page feature in Issue 10 of Artist Portfolio Magazine.
• Title:”Dreamer acting out of dream”
Darkroom Gallery:Juried Fine Art Photography Exhibitions
Exhibition in Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA
•Title:”Imagination Runs Wild”
Juror Award of Merit. International Fine Art Competition, Paris.
•Title:”Self-Multilation” and “Hotels of Tufo” winners of
Renaissance Photography Prize
Exhibition in Mall Gallery, London, UK
Interview, TV and Publication:
•Featured on cover and contributed an article in MIPP (Malta Institution of Professional Photography) FOCALPOINT June issue 2016.
•Tele Nova Ragusa, March 2016 (Sicily)
•La Sicilia, March 2016 (Sicily)
•Interview on TV Show Maltarti on TVM2, presenter Ray Calleja. (Malta)
•On TVM Madwarna, presenter Salvu Mallia. (Malta)
•Times of Malta, March 2015
•Pink Magazine Issue 124, February 2015 (Malta)
Argentarius ETI Management Limited
Engel & Volkers Real Estate Agents
Sunday Circle, Times of Malta.
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
University of Malta
Individual Portrait clients