MG_8989Amanda About Amanda

Hi I’m Amanda Hsu, I specialise in portraiture and my Cranberry Photography Studio is in Mosta, Malta.
I’ve had people look at my portfolio and think I only shoot with models, but that’s not true. I photograph all shapes/ages/sizes and you can see my Before/After shots for proof. (Hint: A lot of them just look like models after we’ve done styling and posing them!).
Women often put other things or people ahead of themselves and most of my clients fall into this category – they haven’t felt beautiful in years and they tell me they hate being in front of the camera.
When I started to have a portrait studio in Malta, I wanted to create a studio which caters to these types of women. We provide profession makeup as well as a consult beforehand so that busy women don’t have to stress out for the small stuff.
Are you ready to book your shoot? Or maybe you still have questions. Please feel free to contact me and we’ll take it from there.

We empower women by giving women confidence in front of the camera. We believe in beauty is working on both inside and outside. We believe by empowering women we can change the world.

“Photographs of yourself are the most precious and priceless thing you can ever have for you and your family.”

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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,, Sunday Times of Malta and Malta Fashion Week

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Awards & Exhibitions:

• Solo Exhibition: 40 Over 40 Portrait Exhibition and The Blink Fine Art Exhibition from 7th-13th March 2022 at Cranberry Photography Studio, Malta.

• At The Portrait Masters Awards won 7 Bronze Awards in January 2022.

• At The Portrait Masters Awards won 2 Silver Awards and 11 Bronze Awards in June 2021.

• Solo Exhibition: Canon Pro Exhibition “40 Over 40 – The Art of The Female Form” at Canon Malta Avantech, exhibition from 1st July – 30 September 2021. 10 Photographs at the exhibition, including 4 self-portraits. News coverage:

• The Hands – Nomination in Professional Open Theme category has been awarded in the 7th Fine Art Photography Awards in April 2021

• Guest Speaker for Malta Photographic Society with title The Making of Portraits on 15th April 2021.

• A talk for Malta Institute of Professional Photography (MIPP) with the title The Portraiture of Amanda Hsu on the 30th March 2021.

• At The Portrait Masters Awards won 2 Silver Awards and 8 Bronze Awards in January 2021.

• The self-portrait series “DNA Embedded” has received a Bronze Award from The Budapest International Foto Awards in December 2020.

• The series “The Hands” has received the honour of being awarded Associateship status with The Malta Institute of Professional Photography (MIPP) in November of 2020.

• Received the honour of being awarded Associateship status with The Portrait Masters in September of 2020.

• Received the honour of being awarded Licentiateship status with Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) in September of 2020.

• At The Portrait Masters Awards won 23 Bronze Awards in July 2020.

• At The Portrait Masters Awards won 20 Bronze Awards in January 2020.

• At The Portrait Masters Awards won 7 Bronze Awards in July 2019.

• At The Portrait Masters Awards won 3 Bronze Awards in January 2019.

•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:

•Guest speaker about portrait photography for Canon Malta 3rd June 2020

•Trapped in Plastic published in Pink Magazine March 2019 Issue.
Photographer & Concept & Wardrobe:Amanda Hsu
Models:Christine Aquilina and Rebecca Busuttil
Makeup Artist:Rebecca Busuttil
Prop Design:Tijn Roozen

•Portrait Prophecy / SEP VOL 4 Published in Féroce Magazine in September 2018
Photographer & Design:Amanda Hsu @amanda.hsu.photographer
Model & Makeup: Valerie Caruana @valeriecaruana

•Fruit Temptation Published in BeauNu Magazine July 2018
Photographer & Hair & Retoucher:Amanda Hsu @amanda.hsu.photographer
Model & Makeup: Rebecca Busuttil @rebecca_0012

•Fruit Seduction II Published in IMIRAGE Magazine Isuue #225 July 2018
Model: Nicolà Grixti @x_nicky_x
Retoucher:Amanda Hsu & Anastasia Mironova @desingmira
Photographer & Makeup & Hair:Amanda Hsu @amanda.hsu.photographer

•Fruit Seduction I Published in IMIRAGE Magazine Isuue #222 June 2018
Model: Daniela Farrugia @daniela__farrugia
Retoucher:Amanda Hsu & Anastasia Mironova @desingmira
Photographer & Makeup & Hair:Amanda Hsu @amanda.hsu.photographer

•Summer Coloured Clouds published in IMIRAGE Magazine Isuue #200 May 2018
Director & Photographer:Amanda Hsu @amanda.hsu.photographer
Makeup Artist:Kimberley Portelli Teuma-Castelletti @beautybykimberleyp
Hair Stylist:Mandy Farrugia @studiommalta
Model: Dahlia Mitrovic @Dahlia_
Jewellery Designer:Sam Selby @samselbydesign
Retoucher:Amanda Hsu & Anastasia Mironova @desingmira

•In The Meads published in Féroce Magazine May Issue 2018
Photography & Styling & Retoucher: @amanda.hsu.photographer
Model & Makeup: @valeriecaruana @rebecca_0012 @amanda.hsu.photographer

•Pastel Reminiscence published in ELEGANT MAGAZINE spring issue March 2018. Model:Jade Bartolo @jad300
Make up and Nails:Rebecca Busuttil @rebecca_0012
Headpieces:Su Yue Tsai
Retouchers:Amanda Hsu & Anastasia Mironova @desingmira
Photographer and Hairstylist: Amanda Hsu

•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)




Notarial Archives Foundation Malta

Argentarius ETI Management Limited

Mifsud Brothers Ltd

Engel & Volkers Real Estate Agents

Sunday Circle, Times of Malta.

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

University of Malta

Gozo Stays


Individual Portrait clients