L.A. based artist Amanda Charchian observes womanhood from a very personal point of view, yet achieves to capture highly stylized and formative works of photography. Nature, playing a key role in her work, delivers its most exuberant colors for Charchian’s camera.
Using body as an instrument for self-expression and discovery of alternative dialogues, the Otis College graduate orchestrates timeless and placeless narratives in surreal surroundings. Shot in familiar places such as Woodstock, Corsica or Arizona, her series of photographs, among which are Portable Portraits I, India in Woodstock or Simple Syrup, portray women in dialogue with nature and in search of mysterious and unworldly tales. In a territory that has been dominated by the male gaze, female nude photography adapts a candid and alluring layer in Charchian’s work, blurring the line between the physical and the subliminal.