AMANDA CHARCHIAN / LA – MILAN
Hi! I am Amanda, I am a photographer from LA. I live between here and Milan.
[What inspires me are] Women! Strong, complex and emotionally driven women.
IN THE MOMENT
[Photography means to me] Being present in the moment, pointing to something and envisioning a way to elevate through photographs.
Amanda Charchian (b.Los Angeles) creates work with a feminine sensuality that is simultaneously epic and intimate. Amanda earned a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010 with a focus on painting and sculpture. Her current practice is focused exclusively on photography.
She has had features on her work in publications such as New York Magazine, Vogue Italia, Garage, AnOther Magazine, TIME, Numero, Interview, L’Officiel ART & Homme, i-D, Purple, Russian and Turkish Vogue.
An exhibition of 2015’s “Pheromone Hotbox” at Stephen Kasher Gallery in NYC evolved into the artist’s first fine art monograph on Hat&Beard Press/Dilettante Paper with the same name. Comprised of images shot between 2012-2015, the book features 27 female artists nude in dramatic locations across the globe, including in Iceland, France, Costa Rica, Morocco, Israel, and Cuba.
In 2018 she exhibited a new body of work at Fahey/Klein Gallery entitled “7 Types of Love” which presents mediations on the seven categories of love as described by Canadian psychologist John Allen Lee based on Greek ideas. Her photographs create visual narratives on romantic, spiritual and dutiful love through a feminine lens.
Charchian’s most recent works entitled MONO, exhibited with Huxley-Parlour gallery at Photo London 2018, combines her background in painting with contemporary nude studies in black and white. A second monograph and solo exhibition will present these works in 2021.
She is represented by Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.
Commercial clients include: Gucci, Bulgari, Chloe, Lancaster, Cartier, Porsche, Versace, Nordstrom, Glossier, Sony Music, Proactiv, Vivienne Westwood, Atlantic Records and Universal Records.