Biography: Amanda Gilligan is a Sydney-based photographer who has been shooting since she was a little girl. Amanda's passion for photography developed further when she bought her first SLR about eight years ago.
Since then, she has taught herself how to use film and digital cameras and finds that both mediums have their place; though she has secretly thought about selling all her digital gear to buy a Hasselblad.
Another theme I often find myself drawn to is little things in little hands. I have shot lots of photos like this in different variations. I think nature looks even better through a Polaroid.
I'm forever chasing that magical Polaroid light. One afternoon it was there, so I turned the camera towards me and hoped for the best. I use a manual Polaroid SLR camera so finding the focus is no easy task, especially when the camera is aimed at yourself.
TLR (twin-lens reflex) cameras have a flipped around view, so getting used to them is a little tricky. Kodak PortraNC is my absolute favourite film. It's how I want all my photographs to look — creamy and milky.
Equipment: Yashica Mat 124, Kodak PortraNC (120) film.
Shot with a Holga, this photograph is quite old but has a special meaning. I am actually a teacher by trade. One afternoon after work, I went to my car to discover that one of my students had left this little love note for me, just as you see it. I was lucky I had a camera with me that day.
Equipment: Holga 120s, Ilford Delta 100 (120) film.