Aimee Bonamie is a woman of few words, but she doesn’t have to say much to make a statement. In fact, it’s often what lies beneath and beyond words that speaks loudest for her – as a person and as an artist. In her fine art photography, Bonamie uses spatial orientation, perspective and the carefully articulated expressions of her portrait subjects to accentuate the human experiences of absence, distance, longing, and desire. Her intention is to create a conversation between what is here and what is missing, to cultivate a relationship between where we stand and where we’ve been or hope to go, and to connect people – be they subjects in or viewers of her work – with those things that may be distant in time and space but are close to our hearts and memories. And she does so with a surprising lightness and humor that uplifts the viewer without disengaging them from the intended experience.
As a professional photographer, Bonamie lets her inner goofball do the walking while her camera does the talking. Clients are able to see past the lens and connect with Aimee, who uses her down-to-earth disposition and sweet sense of humor to keep them focused on the reason they came to work with her in the first place – to have an experience and have that experience captured in a way that ensures that those ephemeral moments have a lasting place in a person’s memory. Whether it’s a private boudoir session, a commercial portfolio session or wedding portraits, Bonamie has as much talent for eliciting an expression for an intended image as she does for catching candid moments that most others would miss.
Aimee Bonamie studied Photography and Art History during her undergraduate program at University of Florida, and received her MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College in NYC.