Artist Portraits for Art Exhibition Incontri

It was real fun to photograph four artists and all of them utilize different media to express their art. I think artists are the most playful, they were like children in my studio. I photograph babies and young children and babies every week, so I’m well trained.

I often get the compliments, “Amanda, you are very patient.” Yes, I am and I think playing is a way of life, the way we learn new things, the way we live, laugh and have fun.

Here are some “Behind the Scene” photos when we were having the photo shoot.

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Getting their makeup done.

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They were curious about how makeup artist Martina and I work together. We were adjusting the makeup 🙂

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When I photograph another photographer, I often got photos taken also. XD That was Enzo photographing me.

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Discussions with Enzo about photography while shooting.

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The artists managed to find toys in my studio to play with while I was shooting. They were just like children, very playful and fun to be with.

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Photographing Josette, this was the second time I photographed her. She is beautiful as usual. And the guys managed to make her smile all the time.

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Shooting and giving instructions for posing.

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Thanks Enzo for the lovely photos of me shooting.

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Discussing ideas with Josette and Samuele.

 

It was a pleasure to photograph artists. These four artists each everyone has their own unique work.

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Josette Fenech, a Maltese abstract painter, her main media are acrylic and canvas.

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Enzo Giummarra, a Sicilian photographer, using shadows as his main subject in this exhibition.

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Samuele Ventanni, an Italian artist, work on different fabric media.

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Emanuele Ventanni, an Italian artist, painting on wood.

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The four artists’ exhibition, ‘INCONTRI’ is an art exhibition that brings together four unique artistic expressions. It is also a meeting point for local and foreign artists, where art meets science. This Art Exhibition is in collaboration with RIDT in aid of Brain Research, a charity exhibition.

The exhibition in University of Malta Research Trust, Valletta, from 9 April to 22 April.
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Amazing ride – Women in Malta

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Women in Malta exhibition at Malta Chamber of Commerce, Valletta (Left Joe from Chamber of Commerce)

All the photographs were dismounted yesterday. This whole project took me 6 months, finally all is finished and done. I’m happy. I feel so tired and think I can sleep for a week.

I have received a lot of support and encouragement since I start the project “Women in Malta”. But to be honest I had no idea what I got myself into. It was just a very simple idea, to photograph women. Running this project was certainly not an easy task. Besides my main work as a portrait photographer, the project took up rest of my time. My average working hour was about 14-15 hours a day. Meetings, writing, emails, messages, problems, problem solving and more problem solving.

Scientist says that human use only 20% of their brain, in that case, I was certainly trying to push my brain to more than 50%, as my brain hurts sometimes.

I have so much appreciation and gratitude toward to all the people who helped along the way, I feel loved and being looked after, I can’t thank you enough. Your support and encouragement are my drive to push myself further. It got me through the difficult times when I thought the project wouldn’t work, I wouldn’t able to make it, was I doing things right.  With so many people’s help, I had no excuse to fail. Basically I had very good feeling about the project and everything worked in the right direction right from the beginning, so I just kept doing it.

There are many ideas in my mind, projects I want to do. so what’s next? We’ll see.

Exhibition Project – Women in Malta

This exhibition project “Women in Malta”, dedicated to my dearest friends, family and all the women in Malta. I am inviting 20 amazing women who are over 40 and living in Malta to join this project. This project  is to raise awareness of women’s influence in Malta.

Every woman has her own stories to tell. I hope to through the portraits exhibition and the stories of the women will help to encourage, inspire people and encourage people to employ and promote more women in life.

Sponsorships are very welcome to support and finance this project. The portraits will be exhibited on Women’s Day which is 8th March in 2015 in Valletta.

Amanda Hsu

info@amandahsu.com

Updates and log about this exhibition project will be on this page:

Women in Malta 2015 – Portrait Exhibition Project

Stay tuned!