Aamora Guest Photographer: Liz Malone

What do I love?
What do I hate?
What do I have to say?

What do I want to show people?

What am I hiding?

These are all questions we ask ourselves at some point in our life to figure out who we are.  My experience came in my mid-twenties.  Luckily enough it was also around the same time I discovered the world of conceptual photography.  The emotional stories that could be laid out before the lens were astounding.

The first self-portrait I took was a strange experience.  Facing yourself out of context and detached from your traditional point of view distorts your perspective.  Yet, as I continued, this realm opened up my eyes and peeled back the many masks I had set up over the years to protect myself.  It defined me, gave me purpose, and pushed the limits of who I am.

And so my work became my journey as well as a story to play out before our eyes.

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Liz Malone is a photographer from Long Island, NY.  We welcome her to aamora as a guest photographer. You can find more of her work on her website Photography Nerd.

25 thoughts on “Aamora Guest Photographer: Liz Malone”

  1. Intimate, captivating photos. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Walking up from the basement, dragging your white dress – astounding symbology.

  2. I’ve have always admired your dreamy images. I feel like I see through someone else’s eyes into another existence.
    Superb!

  3. There are no limits as to where you can go. You are a true Artist and I am both humbled and grateful to have a front row seat to cheer you on.

  4. Really I like to see the nakedness of the human condition. It turns out to be always interesting to see that we all share the same doubts and the same reasonings in certain moments of our life. Some, the whole life. I have liked all your photos. But I am going to do a small appreciation. It’s not necessary to turn the camera towards us since everything what we photograph is really a selfportrait. The photos of Alberto García-Alix are a good example of it. Very different from your style but very nearby in concept. Congratulations for a well done work.

  5. These are such dramatic and courageous photos, yet, at the same time, intimate and emotional. They are also very beautiful. Thankyou, Liz, for letting us join you on your journey.

  6. Good Job baby! You’ve really come a long way from shooting in Hecksher waaaaaay back in the day. I’m so proud of you. You keep getting better and better.

  7. There’s an ominous quality to Liz Malone’s work that is compelling like a classic Hitchcock thriller, with a sense of eroticism and and eye for detail that is very much her own. What is hidden and revealed is done so masterfully. Bravo.

  8. @Jim Robertson

    Thank you, Jim. Some may find it easier to explore their surroundings rather than their beings. One’s world… Their material culture… The small and large clues to how they live and how it makes them feel are just as important as how they look. Oh, I smell another article!

  9. Beautiful as always, Liz! I love hearing how photography became such a significant source of introspection for you. I’ve been reluctant to turn my camera on myself but perhaps the exploration of self would be a positive thing.

  10. I absolutely love the first 3 photos on this post! Unmasking ourselfs, peeling back all the layers super-imposed on our being, is sure one of the biggest adventures that we can undergo. And what do we fnd at the end? Boundless, timeless space…

  11. Awesome article. Always to nice to get some insight into the mind and motivation of an artist and their work.

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