Today's featured shop is Amy Paterson Film Photo! Amy hails from Scotland, and has an incredibly lovely collection of photographs. I fell in love with her work because of the whimsical and almost vintage feel of the photographs, and I think you will too :)
AP: I grew up with a Scottish artist for a Father and a cultured Bavarian for a Mother, so needless to say when my dad bought me an SLR Camera when I was about 16, their inspiration motivated me to experiment with film photography and I have loved it ever since! Snapping at whatever is around me that I find aesthetic, which could be anything from a book to a beatiful view. (My cats crop up a lot too!) I currently live with my husband and two cats in our humble flat, volunteering most of the time but also selling my prints online at Etsy.
CM: What inspires you? A mood? A subject? A place? What do you hope others take from your photographs?
AP: Honestly, when I have my camera in hand, almost nothing escapes a photographing. I get a little snaphappy! But certainly beautiful views, a pretty face, complimenting colours, things and places dear to me all make me happy to photograph and I just hope that others can enjoy the things I do.
CM: What do you find to be the best thing about selling on Etsy? The most challenging?
AP: I love how Etsy has an abundance of teams and members you can converse with and get help and tips from, it`s like a jungle starting up so it`s good to have people you can go to and give and get advice from. But because Etsy is such a large place, it can be hard to stand out amongst all these other fantastic shops.
AP: I think it has to be my "Fireplace" print. I took this at my dad`s flat. I had just bought an old Minolta from ebay and I took a test roll around his flat, and they turned out great! I just really love the colours in this one and all his bits and bobs nicely arranged.
CM: What's a favorite shop or item of yours on Etsy?
I absolutely love this print. It`s by Tiny Art Shop. I have it and another similar one sitting in my basket, waiting until I have a little money spare to buy them!
I`m not really sure why I love them, I just look at it and it makes me gleefull :)
Thank you to Amy! Stay tuned for the next featured shop!
(All images in this post copyright Amy Paterson.)