"Our eyes are hungry all the time, and they have to be fed with color and light and flesh and humor. You have to keep feeding your eyes and your soul ... with art and poetry and films and people having fun. Having fun is an art too, you know." Dennis Hopper

Hi, I'm Mandy-Lyn. I'm a photographer, film maker, music nerd, movie nerd, writer and my home is East Vancouver on Canada's West Coast. I am very proud to be Canadian. I've got two doggos that I rescued in the desert: the Stoogeman and Bocephus. They are very good boys. I shoot all film, mostly the kind you can buy at the drugstore, with an old Canon camera that my Grandpa gave me. Thanks for visiting.

I love rock n roll, blues, cowboy songs, heavy metal, twanging electric guitars and crazy hillbilly mountain music; I make cassette mixtapes full of my favourite stuff. You can listen to them here. I've got a radio show called Magic Hour on No Fun Radio - you can stream archived episodes of Magic Hour for free. Alongside a few of my favorite collaborators, I released a new photo book with Restricted Press in August 2019 called The Girl of the Golden West.  You can buy it here. It was shot along the Mayonnaise Mile in the Similkameen Valley; a place with a rich history of cowgirls and gold. It's the heart of my home province and it's magical. It's a place that makes me feel like a kid and an ancient at the same time. 

My favorite band is Motorhead. My favorite writer is Lester Bangs. My favorite movie is White Lightning with Burt Reynolds. My heroes are many, crazy and honest. I love Townes Van Zandt... Link Wray... The Possum... Hasil Adkins the chicken lover! How about Wanda Jackson, can you deal with her? And I love adult cartoons. No bigger bummer than the fact that historically, women don't get to be legendary. Like Steve McQueen or Clint Eastwood or Lemmy legendary. Lemgendary. But that will change soon... soon enough. 

Curious about the white stars ☆? I'm proud to share uncensored versions of my work (truly the way it was meant to be seen!) through Findrow - which is a private, subscription based source for adult content.  Having a income source (however small that may be) makes a meaninful impact on my ability to make and share more art. Your subscriptions turn into film - and I sure dang appreciate that. 

My photographs have been seen in magazines like Juxtapoz, VICE, Penthouse, HUSTLER, Vogue Italy and DiCE. I've had the pleasure of collaborating and shooting for some rad international brands like HUF, Vans, Altamont, Volume 4, CRAP Eyewear and O MIGHTY.

wanna say hi? :-) 

hello@mandy-lyn.com


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