Amanda Mills is a visual artist and content creator currently residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has been practicing photography and styling in while conceptualizing large and small scale shoots and art projects since 2008. Amanda is versatile as a photographer, and has experience shooting everything from fashion photography and commercial/lifestyle portraiture to real estate and landscape to conceptual art. Working out of her studio in the Bayview neighborhood of Milwaukee, she experiments with lighting techniques and in camera effects to achieve results that are often otherworldly. Daylight hours are usually spent working on location, whether its shooting, location scouting or prop and costume sourcing. Her work practices support ecological sustainability and are anti fast-fashion and wastefulness, heavily concentrating on the use of second hand sourced materials. With a keen eye for detail and color palette, her work is unique and often cinematic.
The cinematic allure is what drew her to filmmaking. Amanda has been art director and wardrobe/production designer for various music videos, short films and commercials since 2013. She has learned what it’s like to work onset, often requiring long hours and huge collaborative efforts from all cast and crew.
Freelance Photographer and stylist, 2013-present
Owner of Sunshine Acid Vintage, 2013-present
Art gallery curator, band booker, Cocoon Room, 2013-2015
Co-founder of Counter Craft Collective, 2015-present
Market organizer for Counter Craft Collective Night Markets, 2015-2018.
Market organizer for Milwaukee Psychfest, 2015-2018
Market organizer for Riverwest FemFest, 2017-2018
Seamstress and photographer for The Mini Classy, 2015-2017.
Stylist for Wisconsin Green Living Festival fashion show, 2015.
Stylist for Century of the City fashion show, Milwaukee City Center, 2014.
Freelance stylist assistant for Kohl's Corporation. 2014
Stylist and featured artist for ‘Paleontology of a Woman’ fashion show, Milwaukee Public Museum, 2013.
Organizer and stylist for Milwaukee Bike to Work Week fashion show, 2013.
Stylist for ‘Femme Adorn II and III’ vintage fashion shows, The Hamilton, Milwaukee, WI 2013-2014.
Cardiovascular Technologist, Froedtert Hospital, 2011-2015
Clients + Published Work + Features: