Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Huang.
Amy, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I hated being in front of the camera as a child. Perhaps, it was a reaction to my father, who was always behind a camera, trying to get our family to take a decent photo.
It took me till I was much older to appreciate all the beautiful photos my father took of me as a baby and a child. They are the only memories I have as a child – and beautifully documented memories they were. I told myself, I wanted to give my children the same gift. One day, they will appreciate it – like I did.
When I met my husband, he decided to purchase a Nikon DSLR. I was passive and not interested at first, but then I remembered my dream. We decided to start a business and started with only a few clients. The few clients we had were our closest friends. They became our first and willing clients. Without them, we definitely wouldn’t be where we are.
With all our friends married off, our photography transformed with the changes in our life. Fast forward ten years, we are now a family of five – two boys and a girl. I’ve practically taken over the business and my kids have become my little models. It is now their turn to run away from my camera – and, oh boy, do they do a very good job of it. But, I’ve also found my love for children and family photography. Perhaps, it’s my stage of life, but this is where I’m meant to be! Where else should I be – with three adorable kids to chase after with a camera!
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
The most genuine smile comes from a laugh – from a funny joke or a playful jab. It is when people break out of the serious pose that you find the most genuine smiles. With this, posed photos often lose the genuine story and spark that lies within a family. Of course, every photoshoot requires at least one or two posed photos, but when I look back at each photo shoot, it’s the in-between moments that I capture the most beautiful pictures.
So, we are definitely a lifestyle, documentary photography company. Show me the story behind your family! And I will do my best to capture and freeze it into a memory.
Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
Artists have it hard! But, we are in a society where specialized things have become high demand. Whether it is “handwritten notes” or anything homemade, handmade and etc., there is a market for it and people love it and will pay money for it.
As for photography, there are so many photographers out there! Cameras are so easy to buy and anyone can become a photographer. But what makes a good or great photographer? Perhaps, a good way to encourage and help artists thrive is to somehow showcase the everyday life of these artists. For instance, show a time-lapse of what happens after a photo shoot and how much time photographers actually spend behind the computer perfecting their trade. Perhaps, when people see it, the value of their trade will go up.
Also, artists need to stick together and help each other out! Maybe do a photographer’s, artists, get together.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
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