Thursday, April 8, 2010

Amanda Friedman


Amanda Friedman 1
Amanda Friedman, Cypress Trees, Marina Del Rey, CA

Amanda Friedman 2
Amanda Friedman, Santa Monica #1

Amanda Friedman 3
Amanda Friedman, Santa Monica #3

Amanda Friedman 4
Amanda Friedman, Santa Monica Pier

Amanda Friedman 5
Amanda Friedman, Lifeguard Station, Santa Monica

Amanda Friedman 6
Amanda Friedman, Twin Peaks, San Francisco

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Amanda Friedman, Hwy 58, Bakersfield, CA

Amanda Friedman 8
Amanda Friedman, Bus, Westchester, CA

Amanda Friedman 9
Amanda Friedman, Santa Monica #8

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Amanda Friedman, Santa Monica #5

Amanda Friedman 11
Amanda Friedman, Malibu, CA

Amanda Friedman 12
Amanda Friedman, Eagle Rock #2

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Amanda Friedman, Eagle Rock #1

Amanda Friedman 14
Amanda Friedman, Venice Canal, CA

Amanda Friedman 15
Amanda Friedman, View from My Balcony, Hollywood, CA

Amanda Friedman 16
Amanda Friedman, Pine Tree, Norwalk, CA

Amanda Friedman 17
Amanda Friedman, Light, West Los Angeles, CA

Amanda Friedman 18
Amanda Friedman, Parking Lot, Coachella, Indio, CA

Amanda Friedman 19
Amanda Friedman, Collision, Marina Del Rey, CA


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52 comments:

Caroline said...

I love fog photos like this...such moodiness and mystery to them. Thanks for sharing!

Iva said...

HOLY GORGEOUS!!!! These are incredible!!! I'm trying to comment but can't stop staring at the first one!! lol. Incredible. I love the lighting. {either really late at night or super early in the morning? or both! } I love how they almost look like the complete opposite from what people generally think if when they think of Cali.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

I love what she does with the sky, light, and even the negative space! It's almost mystical :)

nicole addison said...

wow her nighttime shots are incredible. i love these!

adrienzgirl said...

I love the fog. These are AMAZING!!

Brown Girl said...

Beautiful. I love the first one!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Woa these are beautiful!! I love the view from my balcony one cuz the cloud looks like a dragon eating the palm tree!! Awesome post!!

Bitsy said...

I actually love these.

Jill said...

Lifeguard Station...My favorite!

morgan said...

They have kind of a haunted quality about them - so pretty!

Georgina said...

Awesome photos! I'll have to show them to my husband - he is going to Santa Monica next week for work and he just loves it there! - G

TERI REES WANG said...

The haze and the light.

Beijing comes alive at night.
The haze in the day is so oppressive, while late at night the street light have something to recognize and reflect. The street vendors set up tents in rows, and cook of bugs on sticks and noodles in bowls, and grease slicks the road, and the neighbors venture out, all around midnight.

Here, we just ignore it and shut our eyes tight.

Tia said...

Wow, I love these!! so haunting and serene. I want every one hung in my house immediately!

ticklishfromadistance said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Dancing Branflake said...

These are beautiful. I used to go to school in Santa Monica so this makes my heart swoon.

Krystal said...

these were way awesome

Diane said...

very cool! in some ways a few of them don't even look real. like the first one - looks like some sort of mythical magic fairy forest or something.

BlackLOG said...

These are good, some of the best light shots I've seen in a long while...What setup are you using.

Andhari said...

BEAUTIFUL! Gloomy and gorgeous at the same time :)

...love Maegan said...

dying over the first one! they look like they're dancing! ...I also love the palm trees @ santa monica ...looks like the view from our hotel window.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

hauntingly so beautiful~moody*

Karisa Tells All said...

that ferris wheel photo is so lovely

bananas. said...

Oooh...aahhhh...i love this. She's goooood! I really want the palm tree one framed in my house.

You're so good at finding intriguing art. You really are.

Kitty Stampede said...

these make me want to jump into every picture!!! there is something so quiet and peaceful about everyone, hauntingly beautiful.
i freaking love fog...expect when behind the wheel and i can't see two feet in front of me and i have to pull over, damn that's scary. but otherwise bring it on...love it.
this totally makes me want it to be super foggy and go take some snaps.

josie(bean) said...

gahh, i love california so much. cant wait to live there again *crosses fingers*! absolutely lovely photos lady :)

Phoenix said...

Good lord Friedman has mad photography skills. Holy crap. Those are all gorgeous and not quite real-looking. Very mysterious...I was gonna say very Twin Peaks but then she has a picture at Twin Peaks!

Kristin said...

OMG, the night beach shots are incredible!!

katie said...

wow this photography is so beautiful!

Down and Out Chic said...

these photographs make me feel eerily small. it's comforting.

Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

Lovely- makes me miss the West Coast ;-( I'm followin you now- very cute site you have ... I hope you stop by my place soon- although, if you come today, I did write about cats- well, sort of- I'm just sayin'!!! If you read my post you gotta tell me that's a bit overboard!

Cheryl said...

She makes California look hauntingly beautiful. She's got an amazing eye.

L.A. Daze said...

I love these pictures, especially the one taken from her balcony in Hollywood. They have an ominous feel about them.

Alisa said...

I love these photos!

OceanDreams said...

What a talented artist, love the fog shots especially. Thanks for sharing!

Asylum Dolly said...

W.O.W. I love the eeriness of these! She must take the photos really early in the morning? They're so beautiful. A few years back, I got really sick, and went to live with my folks on their farm for about 6 months. Very early in the morning the mist used to hang over the river, and i tried so many times to capture it with the camera, but with my shitty camera never managed to do it justice. THESE are the kinda photos I'd love to be able to take! (even though I'm allergic to early mornings these days ;))
I can't even pick a favourite out of these! "santa monica 3" and "santa monica pier" are MAYBE my favourites...but then, that first one looks amazing! They almost look like model trees or something. They're all great! Thankyou for again sharing your superb taste in Art!

thais. said...

AMAZING! love the use of light in all the photos. definitely became a fave. ;)

Meghan said...

These are super amazing and eerie at the same time!

Char said...

gorgeous use of light and dark

E said...

I really like that these photos make California look like such an eerie place.

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I LOVE misty days and nights, I really do, gives the elements a sense of mystery.

Emelie Stanfield said...

Stunning. Makes me glad I live right here, right now. :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous photos. They're creepy but in a really beautiful way. Very mysterious. I love them. :)

Kaz said...

magical

creative kerfuffle said...

her ability to work w/ lighting is amazing. capturing all of those on film....i wish i had a tenth of her skill. i love these photos. a lot of them feel lonely.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oha, beautiful photography. Like paintings... Happy Friday to you too, Drollgirl!

Starr Crow said...

there are so many great photos in this set!

Pretty Little World said...

You do this to me ALL of the time!! Find gorgeous work by wonderful artists and I want to have every last little piece.

amanda friedman said...

hey everyone!!!! thanks so much for the fantastic commentary!!!! glad you all like the work.
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http://tiny.cc/s221j

The Cottage Cheese said...

Her photography is incredible! It's beautiful, yet makes me feel so lonely at the same time, as if I'm the last person on earth and there is all of this beauty and I've no one to share it with.

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These are amazing. I can't even pick a favorite, they're all so haunting.

vint junky said...

her night shots are amazing!

xx

bettercurly said...

i love this set! very magical ♥