It was 1979 and KISS were playing the Capital Centre outside Washington, D.C. Convinced she was their Number One fan, 8-year old Amanda C. Edwards begged her father to take her to the show. Armed with a Kodak Instamatic X-15 and more enthusiasm than nosebleed seats have ever seen, Amanda began to shape some fate. A few minutes into her first black and white darkroom session in high school, she realized a normal job was never going to cut it. This was too much fun to ignore. After graduating from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Amanda trekked around Egypt, Europe and Southern California before moving to London to attend a postgraduate course in Photojournalism at the London College of Printing. It wasn't long before she found herself photographing some of the world's wealthiest CEO's by day and some of its loudest musicians by night. London was magic but the long, grey winters began to take their toll. A random series of events led her to Los Angeles in 2002 where she has been a contributing photographer with Getty Images ever since. Amanda gratefully credits a daily swim for balance and her little rescue pup for reminding her that life is better with mucky paws.
Her father never forgave her for the KISS concert.