My name is Amy Lewis, and although I'm originally from Illinois, I've called New England home for the past 18 years. Over the last two decades, I've had the pleasure of working with young adults in various settings, including residential treatment, wilderness therapy, and as a School Counselor. Recently, I've developed a deep love for photography. There's something about capturing an image that tells a story and evokes emotions in the viewer that I find incredibly rewarding. I've worked hard to improve my skills, and I take great pride in my work. My journey into photography began when a friend asked me to take his daughter's senior pictures, and I was instantly hooked. Now, a few years later, I'm excited to be pursuing photography professionally. Inclusivity and equality are important values to me, and I believe that everyone should feel welcome in front of my lens, regardless of their race, religion, disability, size, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
When I'm not busy taking photos, I enjoy spending time with my two children. We love biking, camping, skateboarding, hiking, and building with Legos. My wife, Mandy, and I also enjoy visiting local breweries. I'm also involved in volunteer work in our community, and I'm a proud member of the Brunswick Downtown Association. Supporting local businesses is important to me.
I'm grateful to my family and friends for their support as I pursue my dream of becoming a photographer. I owe a special thanks to my wife, Mandy, for encouraging me to follow my passion and make it a reality. Finally, I dedicate my work to the memory of my sister, who taught me the importance of creativity and the power of a memorable photograph. By the way, if you're interested, I host a Pop-Culture Podcast, and you can find more information about it on my website: https://www.popcultureretrospective.com/
This is the logo for my podcast, the Pop Culture Retrospective Podcast. I started the show in the spring of 2020 as a way to honor the memory of my big sister, Rebecca, who I lost in 2019. On each episode, I take a deep dive into the pop culture of the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. If you click on the logo, you can visit my podcast website.
One photographer's work who I really appreciate is Vivian Maier. She was not known for her incredible work until after she passed away and her vast body of work was processed. She took a lot of self-portraits and I am mimicking one of her photos in this shot I took for a class I took a few years ago. I am not afraid to also get in front of a camera! You can learn more about Vivian Maier here.
Check out my guest spot on the TBD Connections Podcast!
In early 2023, I was a guest on the TBD Connections Podcast which is a show dedicated to interviewing members of the TBD community. TBD is a small business networking group that I am a proud member of. Host Jacob McLoughlin and I had an awesome time together chatting about my photography business and my side passion project, my podcast (The Pop Culture Retrospective Podcast). You can see all of Jacob's podcast episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/@jakemcloughlin6700 You can learn more about TBD Business Connections here: https://www.tbdconnections.net/