Amanda Austin





Amanda Austin is an Australian Photographer, Producer and Creative Director residing in the United States and working globally.

Amanda's professional photography career spans well over a decade. Her work - ranging from portraiture, fashion, beauty, culture, travel and landscape - can be easily recognised and defined by a unique sensitivity to the world the around her and an ability to draw authenticity, intimacy and spontaneity from her subjects.

Travelling the world with an old film camera gave Amanda’s work a freedom to develop before professional photography become her calling. Amanda’s original vision and astute eye for imagery was fast recognized and her first curated folio of travel and portraiture won her a year scholarship to Photographic Imaging College, Melbourne, in 2004 and begun what has now been a 15 year creative career as a photographer, publisher and media producer.

Amanda is the co-Founder, Editor and Creative Director of fashion, art and culture publication IRIS Magazine which launched Issue ONE, Origins in 2017.

From portraiture, fashion, travel, creative direction, still or moving image; personal or commissioned, Amanda’s creativity and work ethic is driven by an authentic connection to her subjects, the world around her, and a genuine love of storytelling.

Published Editorial: Harpers Bazaar (Australia), GQ Magazine, Elle Girl (Korea), Australian Creative, Frankie Magazine (senior Photographer 7 Years) Smith Journal (senior Photographer 2 Years), Russh Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Yen Magazine, Fiercive (Japan), Sunday Magazine, Vogue Living, Good Weekend, Shop Til You Drop, Canvas Magazine (Japan), In The Black, Karen Magazine, Pages Digital, Fallen Magazine, Remix, Catalogue Magazine, Pulp, Kinki Magazin (Germany), 1AM, Opera, Cleo, Dolly, Cosmopolitan, Girlfriend, Home Beautiful, Fashion Journal, Magpie Darling, Movement, Fashion Gone Rouge, The Fashionisto, IRIS Magazine, amongst others.

Advertising Clients: Sass and Bide (exclusive photographer 7 years), Zalando Germany, Tome NYC, Myer, David Jones, Apple (iPad), Portmans, The Iconic, Sportsgirl, General Pants, Katies, Nearly Nude, D:fuse China, Yeojin Bae, DFO, Seduce, Alice McCall, Lee Jeans, Samantha Wills, Roc Eyewear, Bailey Nelson, YD, Anna and Boy, Zanerobe, Senso, ACON Health, The Smith Family, Wayside Chapel, The Bangarra Dance Theatre, amongst many others.

Awards / Exhibitions / Career Note

  • Photography Scholarship, Photographic Imaging College 2004

  • PIC Photography Group Exhibition - 2004

  • PIC Short Film Awards Screening - 2004

  • Senior Photographer Frankie Magazine 2007 - 2014

  • Australian Creative Magazine - Artist feature - 2009

  • MLC Photographic Fashion Photography group exhibition - 2010

  • Elle Girl Korea, Artist Feature - ‘Creative Artists and Photographers of the World’ Edition, 2010

  • Published ‘This Was Then’ book of portraits, exclusively for Standard Bookstore, Osaka, Japan 2010

  • Finalist - Head On, National Portrait Prize 2012

  • Founded IRIS Magazine 2015