About Amanda

Hi, I’m Amanda Hsu, I specialize in portraiture and fine art photography, and my Cranberry Photography Studio is in Mosta, Malta. From over 20 years of experience photographing people, I found that everyone can be photogenic! It is not about the photogenic gift you were given at birth; it’s everything to do with how comfortable you’re in front of the camera. And how do you get comfortable in front of the camera and get better results? It’s the same as everything else – practice. The more you do it, the better you get. I’ve photographed many people, especially women who have a fear of being photographed. I gave them a lot of encouragement and support during their session, and all of them managed to get rid of their fear and receive great photograph results that they cherish for the rest of their life. The way to get rid of the fear is by leaning toward it. Through this course, I hope to help more people to build up their confidence with headshots and feel more comfortable taking their photographs.

Awards & Exhibitions:

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

• Solo Exhibition: 40 Over 40 Portrait Exhibition at Cranberry Photography Studio from 7th March – 13 March 2022 News coverage:https://ohmymalta.com.mt/events/40-over-40-portrait-exhibition/

• 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:https://bit.ly/3z0DJqb

• 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

•Title:”Clean”

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_
Jewelry 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.

•News coverage: Tele Nova Ragusa, March 2016 (Sicily)

•News coverage: 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)