It was 1978 and KISS were playing the now defunct Capital Center near Washington, D.C. Convinced she was their Number One fan, 7 year-old Amanda C. Edwards begged her long-suffering father to take her to the concert. Armed with a Kodak Instamatic camera and more enthusiasm than nosebleed seats have ever witnessed, Amanda’s career as a photographer began to take shape.

Stints as photo editor of her high school yearbook and consecutive summer internships at the National Geographic Society proved too much fun for Amanda to ignore. After receiving her MA in Art History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Amanda eventually moved to London where she embarked on a Postgraduate degree in Photojournalism at the London College of Printing. She was given her first break on the City desk of The Daily Telegraph and soon began freelancing for numerous publications as a concert, travel and entertainment photographer.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Amanda credits yoga for teaching her balance and the ocean for keeping things in perspective. In-between perfecting her downward dog and debatable surfing skills, Amanda continues to plot philanthropic ways of combining photography with her love of music, world travel and the environment.