I am delighted you’ve stopped by! My name is Amália (pronounced ah-MAH-lee-ah), I am a Brazilian born Canadian still life photographer and design enthusiast living in Toronto, Ontario with my husband.
AFE is more than just my initials, behind the name, the images and designs is a vulnerable person with hopes and dreams seeking acceptance, an artist who wants to create art just for you.
Yes, I am a coffee drinker. I probably should cut back a little bit on my daily coffee consumption; my excuse is I am Brazilian. I am also a Gen X, I started drinking coffee too young and way before it was cool to drink coffee. Today it seems 90% of the world is hooked on coffee. Living in a big city I am surrounded by coffee shops offering numerous variations of my beloved hot beverage. I’ve tried a few specialty and flavoured coffees but regardless if it is freshly brewed or instant coffee, my taste in coffee remains simple, black with one sugar (refined sugar or raw sugar, no sweeteners). Oh, and the coffee has to be hot.
Once in a Blue Moon, I like to drink English Breakfast or Earl Grey tea. The fragrance and flavour of these teas reminds me of the black tea my paternal grandmother used to serve with day old baguette style bread, sliced and toasted in the oven. It was very simple and yet tasty!
My favorite season of the year is of course, summer! To me everything seems to come alive in the summer. Parks, beaches and restaurants are busy. Everyone is out and about; there is a different energy in the air. I wish my husband and I lived by the ocean, to be more specific a warm ocean. Just in case the universe decides to grant my wish. My Nautical collection is based on my yearning to spend more time by a warm ocean. Oh, but don’t think it is to scuba dive, surf etc. I can’t swim; I just like to walk on the beach and get my feet wet. The water must never go past my waist.
I am going to stop right here, otherwise I will go on forever. Sorry this section got a bit too long (I am Canadian, I say sorry a lot).
Below is a section about the shop, where you may purchase merchandise featuring my images and designs and if you are looking for stock images you may purchase a license to use the image.
I currently upload my art work (photographs and illustrations) to the following print-on-demand online companies, Redbubble, Society6, and KESS inHouse. Through these online shops I want to bring you a wonderful variety of home decor pieces for practically your whole house, fun apparel for men and women, and even a few items for your beloved pet. New items are always being added and these companies run frequent promotions.
My stock images have been used in a wide range of commercial, personal and editorial applications. Some of the categories in my portfolio include: Food and Beverage, Bath and Beauty, Nature, Travel Locations, Backgrounds, and Illustrations.
You may license my images through following microstock agencies: