Amanda Leigh Smith

Photographer & Creative Director

 

Born in 1986. Raised in Cypress/Houston, Texas. Based in Portland, Oregon, but available for travel worldwide. Specializes in 35mm film shooting portraits, fashion, travel and lifestyle photography. I have BA in Political Science and have been shooting film for over 15 years. As a former social worker, I care deeply about being a positive force in my community. Sharing the beauty and optimism in the world that so often frustrates the hell out of me is a perpetual challenge to myself and to others to not let "it" get you down. Give a damn: about the world, about people, about love, about the environment, about music, about politics. Do what you feel, feel what you do. Do what you want, but make it count.

"Look at any of Amanda Leigh Smith's editorial portraits and it's likely that a strong sense of freedom will come over you. Whether it's from the wide-open vistas she chooses on location, her playful compositions or the pensive, expansive expressions of her subjects, Smith's liberated take of life shines through" - Amy Touchette, Emerging Photographer Magazine Vol. 7 No. 1

  SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • VANITY FAIR FRANCE
  • ELLE JAPAN
  • ROLLING STONE
  • BILLBOARD
  • COMPLEX
  • THE GUARDIAN
  • W MAGAZINE THE SHOT COMPETITION 
  • VOGUE.IT
  • ROOKIE MAGAZINE
  • ROOKIE YEARBOOK 3
  • ROOKIE YEARBOOK 4
  • COMMUNICATIONS ARTS 56TH DESIGN ANNUAL
  • PURPLE FASHION MAGAZINE DIARY
  • NYLON
  • PDN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE SUMMER 2015
  • YEN MAGAZINE
  • DISFUNKSHION MAGAZINE
  • DAZED DIGITAL 
  • MONSTER CHILDREN
  • HUFFINGTON POST
  • IRON & AIR MAGAZINE
  • CONTRIBUTOR MAGAZINE
  • LADYGUNN MAGAZINE
  • LOMOGRAPHY MAGAZINE
  • LIVEFAST MAGAZINE
  • CAKE MAGAZINE
  • C-HEADS MAGAZINE
  • THE ADVENTURE HANDBOOK
  • WALDEN MAGAZINE
  • ROLLING HEAVY MAGAZINE
  • THE GUARDIAN WEEKEND MAG
  • ZEUM MAGAZINE
  • STATUS MAGAZINE
  • STAY WILD MAGAZINE
  • VARIOUS CREATIVE
  • BLOOD OF THE YOUNG ZINE
  • ACHE MAGAZINE
  • PANTHALASSA MAGAZINE
  • NO THOUGHTS MAGAZINE
  • NOISY KIDS ZINE
  • BEN TROVATO
  • GLOBAL YODEL
  • FASHION GRUNGE 
  • THE PORTLAND MERCURY
  • WILLAMETTE WEEKLY
  • PORTLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINE

 

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES

SELECT CLIENTS

EXHIBITIONS

  • August 2016 "Make It Count" Solo Exhibit, The Ellis Building - Vancouver, BC 
  • May 2016 The Adventure Handbook Photo Comp Exhibition, Goodspace - Sydney, AUS
  • May 2016 WORN: A Photo Show by Strange Vacation, See See Motorcycles - Portland, OR
  • April 2016 Noisy Kids Zine Release and Group Art Show, Alt Space - Brooklyn, NY
  • May 2015 TEDx Portland Group Show, Union Pine - Portland, OR
  • February 2014 The One Motorcycle Show Group Show - Portland, OR
  • May 2013 Solo Show See See Motorcycles - Portland, OR
  • February 2013 Salon 220 Group Show - Portland, OR
  • February 2013 The One Motorcycle Show Group Show - Portland, OR
  • July 2011 Kate Bush Tribute Group Show, Holocene - Portland, OR
  • July 2009 Goldsmith Building Group Show - Portland, OR