About the Artist
Mandy-Lyn is a photographer, director and deejay from East Vancouver, Canada. Born in Cranbrook and raised on Vancouver Island, Mandy-Lyn favoured film and music from a very early age, inspired by her father, a rock musician and her mother, an exotic dancer. Growing up, she and her father frequently traveled and somewhere in between, her creativity set its own path. As she developed her abilities as a photographer, she found her own space for freedom. Independent since 16 and living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Mandy-Lyn has developed a successful career for herself as an art photographer.
Of her most recent press, she shared a photo exhibition at Known Gallery in Los Angeles (May 2014) with fellow photographer Teen Witch (Andrea Sonnenberg); an exhibition of 50 collected portraits of women shot over the past seven years. She collaborated with Altamont Apparelon a tee-shirt collection called Rock N Roll Suicides (Spring 2015), four tributes to legendary Rockers with exciting young women as the muse. Prior to that she directed and filmed a video short called Malibu for HUF Worldwide in a tribute to Sharon Tate’s performance in 1966’s Don’t Make Waves.
Her 35mm film portraits have been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz, VICE, Color Magazine, POSI+TIVE, Dazed & Confused, DiCE, Vogue Italia, Sad Magazine and ION.
Currently Mandy-Lyn is in the midst of shooting a crowdfunded photo book project called Play; and 88 page hardcover collection of nude portraits shot across the Pacific Northwest Coast. Over the last three years, her attention has moved dramatically toward film production.www.mandy-lyn.com Support PLAY by Mandy-Lyn!