Daisy flowers by Amanda Kleinman
Based out of Washington D.C., Amanda Kleinman isn’t the average floral photographer. Amanda holds degrees in special education and hearing and speech science, is an active member of D.C.’s thriving arts and music community, is an undergraduate academic advisor at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Art and she also plays keyboards in electronic rock trio Heavy Breathing. But it’s her work with garden and nocturnal photography that secured Amanda a place on our list. Amanda’s work revolves around the D.C. community and frequently features neighbourhoods, parks, and historically significant subjects. Using film and photography, Amanda captures quiet moments and striking scenes that tell a story or celebrate the beauty of her surroundings. Amanda was a finalist in International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 8, first place in International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 9 and is currently working on one project with the U.S. National Arboretum, U.S. Botanic Gardens, and the D.C. Wildlife Plan to document threatened flora and fauna, native plants, threatened wildlife and critical ecosystems within Washington D.C. Also in the works is a collection of photos cataloguing the different night gardens and landscapes of the Washington metro area.