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Meet Amy Bartlam

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Bartlam.

Amy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I did my degree in Visual Communication which involved illustration, film, photography and graphic design. It quickly became clear my natural skills were with photography so I decided to specialize in that pretty early on. After graduating I got a job working with wedding photographer Lisa Devlin, it was really a baptism of fire into the commercial photography world! I learned a huge amount in that job but realized weddings weren’t for me and I took a leap and decided to pursue interior photography. I’d loved interior design since I was really young so shooting homes was a marriage of two passions for me! I’ve specialized in photographing interiors ever since then and haven’t looked back!

Has it been a smooth road?
There’ve been ups and downs for sure, the struggles have mostly been the business side of things to be honest and not the photography part! College was an amazing experience but there wasn’t much focus on practical skills like how to run a business – I learned all that from working with other photographers and by trying things out and making mistakes! I also moved to LA from England in 2013 so of course that brought a whole new world of challenges, it’s been an exciting journey though!

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I specialize in shooting interiors and the majority of my clients are interior designers and architects. I endeavor to create images that are not only perfectly composed but also help convey a narrative and capture the feel of a space too. I’ve been working with some of the same designers for years now and it’s so rewarding, I feel really proud when I look at a client’s website and I’ve shot their entire portfolio.

Where do you see your industry going over the next 5-10 years?  Any big shifts, changes, trends, etc?
It’s so hard to know what will come next with photography, obviously, technology just keeps getting better and better so I can’t wait to see what extra features cameras will have in 10 years! In contrast to that, I do think the recent revival of Polaroid and film photography is here to stay for a while though.

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Image Credit:
Janette Mallory Interiors, Kate Lester Interiors, AE Design, Andrika King Designs, Stephen Kenn, DLRhein, J Kurtz Design, Katie Hodges

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