Amy Shelton Photography

20 years. Chicago. Photographer & Art Educator
Interests: Permaculture, Astronomy, Live Music, Vintage, Existentialism, & Poetry.
I was putting up my cameras in my room and my roommate ran in for a little underwear dance party. (: 

I was putting up my cameras in my room and my roommate ran in for a little underwear dance party. (: 

oh yeah, here’s a gif of me at riot fest. 

oh yeah, here’s a gif of me at riot fest. 



Did you know you can turn a phone into a projector?

Yep, and it only costs a dollar. It almost sounds too good to be true, but this DIY will show you how to set up a photo viewer in your home.

DIY: Turn Your Phone into a Projector for $1

oh my god

(via redgowans)


Sometimes i think it’d be awesome to date a photographer bc they’d wanna take pictures of me and us and our adventures all the time and I wouldn’t have to. bc I love pictures but I’m so lazy. I want the end result without the effort

This is so interesting to me, because I always tend to date people who are very camera shy. They know what they’re getting into when they’re dating me, but what’s interesting to me is that if they’re normally camera shy, they tend to change that while dating me. I don’t like to take portraits too seriously. As a photographer, I understand that a portrait that I make of someone depicts only them in an instant. Often people take these photographs as objects of complete permanence, depicting them as who they are forever. Me? I don’t think a photograph should be that way. I make goofy faces, I dance, I don’t look directly at the lens all the time. I like to bring the fun back into portraits. I like spontaneity. I’m in love with the beauty of an instant.  


"My family is suffocating me with pressure to be a perfect student and daughter." (r.i.d)

people always ask me why i’m going into teaching instead of being a writer.

the number of notes on this in less than 24 hours and the number of people who said “same” or “exactly” or “about me” - that’s why. there is so much fundamentally wrong with our system. The only way to change it is from within.

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. People ask me why I’m going to school to be an art teacher instead of a photographer: this is the reason. I’ve been a students with ADD and Anxiety for my entire schooling experience and no matter how hard I work. It’s often seen as just a simple expectation. However, for me doing the expected can often be an extra work effort. As a teacher I’m learning to better understand how to care for students in a way that is cohesive to their learning while also motivating them to create change. I love being a teacher. I love having students say they are excited for class. I’m excited to see students change the way our systems change. We need more students like this one and less teachers like the one this student is working so hard to please. 

(via agiantamongcommonmen)

A lady in the main office if my school told me I was rocking the #90s #grunge look today. I told her #riotfest did this to me. (at Jack Arends Hall)

Melted. @aaahelen I know you like dis tune so I took a video jammin out to it

I melted in a giant puddle of love for this woman today at #riotfest favorite band since middle school.

Got the lovely privilege of standing next to this lovely gentleman before @teganandsara at #riotfest (at Hombolt Park)

About to get our jam on at Teghan and Sara #riotfest

@thefrontbottoms at #riotfest

I was all psyched up for #sweater weather yesterday with Zilla. (:


Double Exposure Portraits by Sergio Varanitsa (donmittavittua)

tumblr / flickr / fb

Photographer of the week, Sergio Varanista is a 20 year old photographer from Ukraine. His work is incredibly interesting both compositionally and conceptually. Check him out!