About

amanda_thao

Photograph by Molly Ness


Hope is a waking dream.

Do you know that feeling when you're staring off into the distance with music playing and Greta Gerwig is in the background directing the movie of your life? Yeah, that's me in a nutshell.

My name is Amanda and I like to do a lot of things, one of those things being learning how to do more things! I used to steal my mom's camera and take ~nature pictures in my backyard, a lot of them being cringey self-portraits with me, obviously, staring off into the distance. Not my proudest shots, but definitely the most accurate. Now, I've fallen in love with the satisfaction of combining strategy and art at just the right angle.

I relish in creativity, my inspiration sourced from a love of romanticization. The joys of living are wholly appreciated, as I find myself more often than not on the roof of a house thinking about how excited I am to vacuum my car. On the daily, I do work in student government, study advertising, intern for a local startup, and drink tea.

This site contains a smattering of things I enjoy, put up in hopes you might enjoy them with me.

Wish you the greatest, always.


Resume available upon request.


Things

Sweaters

Moleskine
Skirt + tights
Wristwatch
Prime lenses
Pilot g2 0.5
Clear polish
Persimmons

Hobbies

Cooking
Podcasts
Movies
Working
Hiking
Raising plants
Redecorating
Playing the flute
 

Books

Harry Potter series
1Q84
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Kite Runner
Ender's Game
Mistborn series
milk and honey
Critical Race Theory