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About aka fotography
Art became a part of my life at an early age. My mother and father both artists, mother more traditional and father a photographer, more abstract. I have developed and eye for both and have learned to find my own style.
I started with a more traditional form of art, taking as many art classes as I could fit into my schedule; drawing, painting, pen & ink etc. By the time I had graduated from High School I had about six full credits of art under my belt. My plan was to go to an Art School in Philadelphia, but finances did not allow room for this dream so, I went straight to work after graduation. Eventually the thought of going to an Art School became a distant memory and I put it out of my mind. I still drew and painted in my spare time, but it never went any further.
A few years later, I was in a terrible car accident, which sent me to the ICU at the Hershey Medical Center. Along with many other serious breaks and injuries, my right, hand and wrist, were badly broken, which left me unable to draw, paint, or write with out severe pain. When I got out of the hospital, a week later, I was devastated that my ability to express myself through art, was gone.
Shortly after the car accident, I had purchased my first digital camera. I quickly realized that with each picture I took, the pain of no longer being able to draw or paint, seemed to disappear. Photography became a form of therapy and an outlet for me. It wasn’t long before photography became my why to communicate how I was feeling and a way for me to share the beauty of the world.
The word photography comes from the Greek words “drawing with light”. So, instead of using paint, pen & ink, pencils, or clay, I draw with light.
Amanda J Keefer
(aka fotography - amanda keefer artistic fotography)