Amy Marques was born and raised in Long Island, NY, and has lived in Florida since graduating high school. During her childhood she developed a strong fascination for birds and nature, exploring her neighborhood for avian subjects with a 35mm film camera in tow. Unfortunately, the photography was short lived due to the expense involved but the longing to be close to nature never left.
Amy’s lifelong interest in nature and birds has led her to become a falconer, allowing her the privilege to handle, train and hunt with magnificent raptors. In 2009, Amy rekindled her interest in the art of photography and has become a serious amateur photographer with nature being her favorite genre.
Photography has allowed Amy to see the world differently. When out in the field, her goal is to capture amazing moments that would have otherwise gone unnoticed in our hurried world. This often requires planning, a great deal of patience, readiness, and the ability to sense when drama is about to unfold. A split-second, decisive shot can produce a single image that portrays a powerful story.
During Amy's first year of photography, she won several photography competitions including the prestigious Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards. The winning image was featured in 2011 Fall/Winter edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine and was displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. from the end of April through September of 2011.
Amy's photographic interests continue to evolve and grow. She has most recently expanded her portfolio to include portraiture, still lifes, and landscapes.
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