I'm an artist.
Always have been. Creativity is my modus operandi and I'm drawn to express it in many ways.
I guess I'm "multidisciplinary with a focus on drawing, painting, performance, and photographic process" (who also wants to be a printmaker and a sculptor) hahaaaa. The juggle is real!
What ties it all together is a very simple love of character and drama (not surprising as an actor).
You can see the fruits of my multidisciplinary practice at my main website www.amandabilling.co.nz.
I also have a Patreon - another project, launched on the 1st of July 2023. I'll do it for a year and see what happens.
My studio is where it all happens but I can also come to you.
It's relaxed so you can be too. Let's hang.
HOW THIS PHOTO THING STARTED:
In 2016, I picked up a camera to complete a 100 day project focused solely on photographing humans. I called it #intomeandsee. What began as a project to kickstart creativity through connection is now my job.
Even though I have lived in Auckland for twenty years, I always say I'm from Masterton.
I took my first intomeandsee-style pics in 1988 with a disposable film camera on my last day of intermediate school. I wanted to remember my teachers. It was a grey day. The pics were all very dark.
I got discouraged.
Yet here I am.
I'm an actor.
I have been working consistently on telly and on stage since 2003.
I know stuff about connection and authenticity.
My comic timing isn't bad either - have you seen KID SISTER?
Watch it here.