ABOUT
AMY’S PHOTOGRAPHY.
At the center of my work are symbols of faith, specifically the Cross, to encourage others to see faith in the everyday, showing that faith is found in non-traditional environments.
My Photography
Using my phone, I’m drawn to overlooked, underappreciated, unformed, and the sometimes forgotten objects that show a transformed beauty. From an artistic standpoint, my objective is for people to find meaning in random objects, showcase a simplicity of nature, and provide a spiritual connection to the environment.

Believing nature is the original art form, I’m inspired by my surroundings. This influence stems from the summers spent on my grandparent’s farm.

My photography explores faith within the natural world, while honoring rural environments with the symbolism of the Cross.

Collections

My photography has been shown at a variety of event: selected for a solo exhibition in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District First Fridays; chosen as an ArtsKC Regional Arts Council Now Showing program artist and featured in Missouri Life Magazine. See Media.

Cuba

Inspired to help a young girl I met in Cuba, I turned some of my cross photos into greeting cards and then developed the specific collection from photos taken in Cuba. More here.

Rural

Photos from my grandparents’ farm, where my connection to nature was planted. Visiting my grandmother before she sold the farm, I took these photos to remember the beauty.

Everyday Crosses

Taking steps of faith I began to see images of “everyday” crosses. These unformed symbols were my spiritual nudge to keep going. This collection of photos are in my first book, In Plain Sight: Faith Is In The Everyday

Crosses

As an expression of my deepening faith, I was compelled to take photos of crosses. Everywhere. An interesting aspect of being compelled is you don’t have an option.

Crosses & Clouds

Qualities catch my attention and I simply stop to take a photo. Years later a pattern emerges. All of my photography collections have begun with no plans or intent to do anything with the images.  This collection of photos are in my second book, Sights of Faith: The Cross and Clouds.

My Next One

Stay Tuned! I’m working on this one.
My Photography-based Books

Two of my collections are in book form.

Interested in prints for your home or office space? Email amy@amybretall.com

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