Processes used: Cyanotype combined with Gelatin Silver, Cyanotypes, Silver gelatins, Cyanotypes and vandykes, Lumen prints, Cyanotypes.
After graduating from high school in Santa Cruz, CA, Amber moved to San Diego where she attended community college. While attending both Mesa and City Colleges, she became engaged in the arts, with a keen interest in photography.
In 2005, Amber made the move up to Humboldt State University where she enrolled in the art program, focusing mainly on traditional darkroom photography. In 2008, Amber graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in studio arts.
Amber was greatly influenced by courses involving Alternative Processes. Creating images outdoors, whether it be capturing or processing, is the greatest drive in her art. Experimentation in the darkroom and using UV rays led to a unique combination of gelatin silver and cyanotype. This new process has captured the attention and curiosity of viewers, many of whom have not considered combining these two processes. The personal character in each piece has helped create identity to Amber's work.
Currently residing in Sebastopol, CA, Amber lives with her husband, Phil and their two dogs on a 15 acre apple orchard. Continuing to follow her passion, she spends most of her time engaged in the arts. Amber continues to capture her environment, adding experimentation and attention to each individual piece.
"I enjoy the uncertainty of exactly how a photograph is going to come out."