Amanda Cole

Our next contributor to this year’s Cabinet of Curiosities is Amanda Cole.

Amanda Cole is a Victorian based photographer. After first picking up a camera in the early 2000s in a time where analogue was being taken over by digital, she bounces between the two mediums to share her feelings and thoughts about the world around her. You can view more of her work at her Instagram (@amandajcolephotography).

Amanda’s photograph “Beauty in Death” positions viewers to be confronted by their own mortality and fragility amidst natural disasters and global pandemic. It forces us to rethink our family and friendship constructs and how they could be reshaped forever. “Beauty in Death” focuses on how death and destruction, something that usually very dark and gloomy, can be spun and viewed as something beauty and a major part of life.