My name is Amber Ortolano, I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1996, and have been photographing since the age of 11. I have traveled across the United States throughout most of my life - from Hawaii to Kentucky to Michigan to New York. Blessed by the current technology driven world, my access to the internet has allowed me to connect with magazines, blogs, and other artists.

 

I am passionate about photography and film-making, and I revel in experimenting with colors, light, and layers within my art. Fascinated by the inner workings of our mind, I often explore the unknown and the illusion of images our eyes create. I strive to tell a story, a narration of a small part of someones life; even if it is just for a second. I think a lot of my photographs are connected in a way; they all have the same story, but each time I take a new photograph, a different part of the story comes alive.

 

TO CONTACT:

 

aortolano.ortolano@gmail.com

OR

@amberortolano on Instagram

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  • JoinedOctober 2008
  • OccupationPhotographer/Filmmaker
  • Current cityOswego
  • CountryUnited States
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why i haven't written you one of these yet, i don't know. your photos are are absolutely amazing. they tell stories. they make you feel like you've traveled back in time. they are magic. never ever stop. you are amazing.

March 8, 2012

I love your world

November 13, 2011

Amber is made of magic. Her photographs are so evocative, so telling. I'm astonished by her creativity and by her vision. She is remarkably unique-her work is like no one else's. She will go extremely far. I can't wait to watch her grow.

April 5, 2011
Laura says:

soft, bright, beautiful, lovely. full of life and emotions. piercing. compelling.

July 28, 2010

I CANT BELIEVE MY EYES. This girl is bound to be a somebody. Truly talented and unmistakably original.

July 15, 2010
Likeable String (deleted)

i'm so extreeemely jealous of her being so young and taking all of these amazingly beautiful photos, she's so inspiring, like wow

June 21, 2010

Amber is truthfully one of my favorite photographers on flickr. You are so talented, and every one of your photographs is a beauty. I don't know what else to say but you are such a wonderful inspiration to me, and I hope you just keep doing what you're doing and achieve good things. - Nicolette ♥

May 30, 2010
fine flavor (deleted)

soft and atmospheric and darling i wish i could write you the testimonial you deserve but dayum gurl u gud

May 19, 2010

MAKE ME A SANDWICH BITCH this girl is a photographic and musical and sandwich genius

May 19, 2010

You are 13...omg. You are so amazing, no incredible, no just just ahh mind numbing. The stories in your pictures are incredible, i love that old fashioned style all of your photos hold. Cinematic I'd say. I think you are one of the best young photographers here, and I hope to see you improve even more! Amelia … Read more

You are 13...omg. You are so amazing, no incredible, no just just ahh mind numbing. The stories in your pictures are incredible, i love that old fashioned style all of your photos hold. Cinematic I'd say. I think you are one of the best young photographers here, and I hope to see you improve even more! Amelia x

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May 16, 2010

my other testimonial just called you adorable so i thought i should write a new one ahaahh you're AMAZING seriously whyy couldn't i be this talented when i was your age, or the age i am now for that matter. so jealous of you. your photos are so dreamyyyy and lovely and ahh god seriously never put your camera down, or … Read more

my other testimonial just called you adorable so i thought i should write a new one ahaahh you're AMAZING seriously whyy couldn't i be this talented when i was your age, or the age i am now for that matter. so jealous of you. your photos are so dreamyyyy and lovely and ahh god seriously never put your camera down, or if you do let it be to film stuff because you're pretty darn good at that too.

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May 16, 2010
Deeply Horses (deleted)

she‘s such a precious little miracle - her pictures come from classic stories and she is that character we all want to be I wish you lived nearby - Id love to hide in childhood with you.

February 16, 2010

Adelaide Rose consistently inspires me, and shocks me with her talent.

January 31, 2010

If I took the pictures you do at your age I would be so happy. I can't imagine how you'll improve with time but I can't wait to see. and your style is truly fantastic.

December 30, 2009

simply awesome

December 22, 2009

I remember a time you commented on my photostream, on an old film picture... you said "I hate you for taking amazing pictures" that made me smile... because I have always considered you as an amazing photographer and great inspiration. I love how all your pictures are different from each other, and how they always h… Read more

I remember a time you commented on my photostream, on an old film picture... you said "I hate you for taking amazing pictures" that made me smile... because I have always considered you as an amazing photographer and great inspiration. I love how all your pictures are different from each other, and how they always have this cool vintage look... that always makes me smile =D, doesn't matter if your description has the adjectives "boring" "lame" "sucking" or anything =D You are the greatest 13 year old photographer I have ever seen

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December 19, 2009
ting s, says:

the most amazing 13 year old photographer ever. amber's photos blow my mind, and she's such an awesome person. i can't wait to watch her photos continue to grow, because she's going to be famous one day.

December 18, 2009
eduarda says:

Okay, Amber, you need a big, really big, testimonial i'm sorry i'm not like sarah (sincerely.sarah) who can write really big testimonials, but i'm going to try, okay? Once when i found you we were annoying hanna (Hanna lee') with our stupid challenge games by formspring (who's it?) She didn't want to discover so i (… Read more

Okay, Amber, you need a big, really big, testimonial i'm sorry i'm not like sarah (sincerely.sarah) who can write really big testimonials, but i'm going to try, okay? Once when i found you we were annoying hanna (Hanna lee') with our stupid challenge games by formspring (who's it?) She didn't want to discover so i (stupid haha) looked for people with the word 'duck' in their names. SO I FOUND YOU. and i started favoriting all your photos because you really deserve it. Amber i can say, with honest and happiness, that you are one of my best friends :) Distance doesn't matter What does matter is how strong this friendship can be So i really really love you And love your photos And i love how you can make me hapy with your stupid funny posts on tumblr And how you like Family Guy just like me And how you are really really cool and have really really cool dresses So yes, i can be the guy fixed your TV i can be peter griffin or even britney spears but you should know i love you THIS LOOKS A LOT CHEESY haha yes you're magic and i'm going to steal part of it AND YOUR PHOTOS ARE REALLY REALLY AMAZING and i need to stop writing 'really really' i'll stop right now because i need to make my bed and organize my bedroom but after that i'll edit this because you deserve it ily B-B-B-BIRD BIRD BIRD IS THE WORD SURFIN' BIRD

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December 8, 2009
devilish shirt (deleted)

All of Adelaide Rose's photos are so inspiring! It's as if they all have their own little stories. They are so magical and dreamy, they even give a sense of nostaglia :) You're a very talented young lady so keep up the amazing work! :)

November 1, 2009

you are adorable, and your photos are adorable. you are also incredible.

October 23, 2009

I have just come to the conclusion that I am madly and incredibly in love with each of Amber's photographs. To think that a thirteen year old's mind is this beautiful, this open to the world; it just blows my mind. Her photos have such a gentleness to them; a pure and everlasting beauty.

October 20, 2009
jutakyo says:

i love you hair, and what not.

October 18, 2009

DAMN. i just discovered your stream like 2 minutes ago and i'm about to drop to my knees

September 23, 2009

HOW DO YOU DO IT? all your photos are flawless and cute and fluffy and UGH. you are so so talented.

September 12, 2009

your the coolest 12 year old ever!

August 28, 2009

I found you around one minute and 43 seconds ago.... you are absolutely brilliant. Im excited to watch you grow.

August 19, 2009

Oh Amber you are one of the most talented kids I know.. please please please keep on doing such a wonderful work. What I like most about your photos is the delicate, innocent feeling. b e a u t i f u l

July 26, 2009
attractive chance (deleted)

jong en talentvol... haar foto's vertellen een verhaal...

July 15, 2009

Hmm, well, when I first stumbled across your profile a couple of days ago I thought, wow, this girl has talent, then I looked in depth into your photographs more and I fell more and more in love. Your use of tones and colours are just, perfect and I admire you for that. You use light so nicely and have such a lovely … Read more

Hmm, well, when I first stumbled across your profile a couple of days ago I thought, wow, this girl has talent, then I looked in depth into your photographs more and I fell more and more in love. Your use of tones and colours are just, perfect and I admire you for that. You use light so nicely and have such a lovely habit to composition your shots perfectly. Which I love. It is such a pleasure to see so much talent from a young age, I can't wait to watch your talent grow and grow. Thank you for the inspiration, Jessica. x

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June 27, 2009
Deafening Knot (deleted)

Amber! I'm thinking of the right words to say... you amaze me, you blow my mind! You are such an outstanding girl! Really, you blow me away! far, far away! How on earth are you 12?! Your work is fantastic in every single way... No seriously, no words are ever going to be sufficient. I was speechless when I found your s… Read more

Amber! I'm thinking of the right words to say... you amaze me, you blow my mind! You are such an outstanding girl! Really, you blow me away! far, far away! How on earth are you 12?! Your work is fantastic in every single way... No seriously, no words are ever going to be sufficient. I was speechless when I found your stream. I still am. I felt so honoured you even liked my pictures. I seriously can't wait to see more of you. enjoy sigur ros :)

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June 21, 2009

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