Guestagrammer of the Week: Amy Osborne
Momenta welcomes this week’s guestagrammer, Amy Osborne!
Current job: Freelance Photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle
Current location: San Francisco, CA
Connection to Momenta: Project New Orleans 2014 & Project Los Angeles 2014 Alum
Tell us about your journey as an image-maker and how you got to where you are today.
My love for photography began with street shooting, wandering the streets of Miami, getting lost, and photographing. I consider myself a documentary photographer. My style and focus is part photojournalism, part social documentary, and part street photography. Future goals include working on more long term projects.
What stories or issues are you most passionate about covering?
There are so many… environmental issues, social and economic inequalities, reproductive rights for women, etc. I am currently planning a project that has to do with women and body image issues.
Where do you look for inspiration for your work: books, movies, authors, photographers, art, certain people?
I have been trying to acquire more and more photo books. I find books are the most helpful way for me to get lost in photos and find new inspiration. One of my all time favorites that I often go back to is Alex Webb‘s Suffering of Light.
What social media or news feeds do you follow regularly?
I’m trying to limit my time spent on the internet and social media, but when I am online I try to keep it productive. I’ve fine tuned my feed so that it’s almost strictly photo, news, or opportunity related. I follow museums and galleries to keep up to date on upcoming events, the feeds of photographers I admire, news organizations, and certain political feeds.
What is one passion you have outside of photography that might come as a surprise to our readers?
I LOVE all things plants and gardening. Being surrounded by plant life and watching them grow and develop is calming and therapeutic for me.
What can we expect to see next week from your “guestagramming” on our Momenta Instagram account?
I will be sharing an ongoing personal project that started on my commute taking San Francisco’s public transportation to and from work. When I’m not working on a particular assignment, I find casual street shooting a great escape from the high pressure deadlines and fast turnaround of photojournalism. This project is a small slice of my experience in and around daily transit, the in-between moments of life, and the loneliness and isolation that can exist in these settings within such a dense city.
#seizethemomenta, and follow @momentaworkshops on Instagram June 14 – 20 to see Amy’s beautiful shots!
About the author…
Manuela Marin Salcedo
Manuela Marin Salcedo is a research and development team member and content developer at Momenta Workshops. Her expertise is in visual communications and social media.