Amanda de Cadenet has a unique perspective on the world she photographs as an insider in a tightly knit group that is strenuously pursued by the paparazzi. She photographs her friends and family at play and at rest. What is special about de Cadenet is that her friends include the rarified few at the top of young Hollywood and rock royalty. Her photographs give an intimate view into the downtime of the group. Deceptively casual, the work conveys the beauty of her subjects and unconventional ambiance in which they live, exactly capturing contemporary lifestyle on the cutting edge.
Tobey Maguire, Benicio del Toro, Amber Valletta, Orlando Bloom, Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore, Jenny Saville, Sophie Dahl, Beck, Karen Elson, Rose McGowan, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, and The Vines are among the players in de Cadenet's world, and these photographs humanize these icons of current pop culture and places them in a recognizable context.
Amanda de Cadenet began her career in London at age fourteen hosting a successful talk show. Acting in film followed until life behind the camera became more interesting to her. Soon after, her original vision propelled her into portrait and fashion photography. Her work now appears in VOGUE, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, ID, Spin, Allure, and Rolling Stone. She lives in New York with daughter and boyfriend.