- Behind the lens: Amberly Valentine of We Are The Wild Girls
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BEHIND THE LENS
Amberly Valentine of We Are The Wild Girls
This month we chat with the insanely talented and inspiring Amberly Valentine of ‘We are the Wild Girls’ and take a glimpse behind the lens and into her enviable life.
Amberly is known for her breathtaking, award-winning photography, which has taken her across the globe to some of the most incredible locations in the world. Here she shares her inspiration with us as we learn more about the woman behind the lens.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE LOOK LIKE?
There’s really no such thing as a typical day for me. Every day is different, I could be in Africa working with lions, flying to Bermuda, or shooting on a boat in Greece. The only consistent thing in my life are my amazing crew and manager who support me none stop around the world.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR AESTHETIC?
I love timeless images that could be from today, or 30 years ago. My images often have a grainy quality as I’m not a fan of super sharp digital images and I love a neutral colour palette and warm tones. I also love movement and life to an image so I’m usually capturing scenes that feel “in the moment”.
YOUR GO-TO SOURCES OF INSPIRATION
I love old family photographs from Victorian times through to 1980s, and often look for these in flea markets around the world. Old magazines from the 70s and 80s are also a go to, as well as movies.
ADVICE YOU WOULD OFFER ANYONE LOOKING TO
TAKE A LEAP INTO THE CREATIVE WORLD?
Just be yourself. You never make it chasing trends and trying to be like anyone else. If you find your own aesthetic and you are passionate about it you will make it. That and a lot of hard work!
ALL TIME FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD
I love Africa - Kenya in particular. It’s a magical place to shoot and the people are incredible.
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