“Nostalgic. Off-the-beaten-path. Inclusive. Hand-made. Honest.”
Hey I’m Manda! These are words from those I’ve created for, their combined experience. It says a lot about everything here.
Someone once told me “fantasy” and “photojournalism” are counterintuitive opposites. To that I say, “Well, why?” It makes perfect sense for those of us whose lives are a total mix of imagination and authenticity. As much as I love conjuring magic, I also love the truest of true moments that bring forth humanity. Portraits should never be superficial. It’s deeper than photography.
I think creative people should use their power to empower others. That is what excites me.
You might find me sipping a cortado while sketching my next retrofantasy fashion design. I enjoy writing about humanity and channeling my inner Indiana Jones, discovering old books and artifacts (in some cases creating them).
I’m a subtle geek, but when you pop that balloon it really explodes. Tempt me with wizardry, science fiction, anything vintage… you’re bound to get more than you bargained for.