Photographer: Amanda Jean Kiplinger
Part-Time Professional Photographer
I was born just outside of a small town, Polk, Ohio, to dairy farmers which influenced my life. Growing up on a farm I learned about conservation before it became the “in” thing to do. I learned to love the land and roam the two hundred acre farm my parents owned. Around the age of twelve, my mom gave me my first camera. I began photographing the world around me, not just goofy pictures of my friends that most kids would do. A year later the great landscape photographer, Ansel Adams passed away. I saw a television interview he had done. They showed some of his work and I quickly became an admirer.