ABOUT AMANDA
Amanda Sosa Stone has been sought after from clients all around the world: Germany, Moscow, England, Mexico, Spain and her homeland, the United States. She has been praised for working with talents like Nick Onken, National Geographic Assignment Division and Diana Zalucky. Having been in the industry for over 15 years, Amanda has been blessed to see the many changes that have taken place.

Amanda has always believed in a simple nuts-and-bolts approach to her marketing – during her time as a consultant, she kept her clients’ approach to simple and active. She helped clients uncover their true vision and brand and find ways to market it to the right target. Nothing feeds Amanda’s creative soul more than seeing results and seeing her clients reach their goals. With editing being her true passion, she has also worked hard to develop many marketing approaches that have proven to be effective. With a new role as Chief Product Officer, her goal is to use her years of experience that have been tried and true to help Agency Access customers and freelance artists across the board succeed.

Amanda has had the experience to step into the shoes of the artist from her days of schooling to her consulting career: Photographer’s Agent to 28 photographers, Art Producer and Stock Art Buyer, Freelance Photo Editor for both publishing and editorial, Assistant to Elyse Weissberg Assistant to the director of Society for Photographic Education and Studio Manager.

Amanda strives to find resolutions for the influx our current industry is experiencing, a practice that makes her one of the most sought-after consultants in the business today.

BACKGROUND
Amanda Sosa Stone has a degree in photography from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. With the understanding that she did not want to become a photographer, she moved to New York City, after graduation, to pursue a career in the industry.

Amanda studied under Elyse Weissberg, an industry icon, who was a photographer's representative and creative consultant. With the knowledge that she gleaned from working with Elyse, Amanda went to work in the advertising industry as an art buyer.

Amanda worked for Foote, Cone & Belding (currently known as Draft FCB) in New York City. In 2002, she moved to Orlando to be closer to her family and to enjoy the weather and overall atmospher. She was able to continue working for FCB-NY from her home in Florida. This allowed her some extra time to do the things that she loves, including consultant work. In January 2005, Amanda left FCB to pursue a freelance-consulting career. Amanda travels frequently giving seminars and consulting with photographers nationwide. She continues to strive to raise the bar in the industry.

Additionally, Amanda worked as the contributing photo editor, on a book by Elyse Weissberg, which was released in Feb 2004. In 2009, Amanda co-Authored the book "The Photographer’s Survival Guide", now available in paperback and eBook!

Joining forces with Agency Access in May of 2010, Amanda was their first in-house marketing and industry consultant. She worked with artists from around the world and across all backgrounds and genres and loved every minute of it! In February 2014, Amanda became Chief Product Officer. Her role is to make new and evolve current Agency Access products to ensure they are always strong and deliver results and help artists get seen.

Amanda lives in Orlando, FL with her husband Jedidiah, Son Liam and Daughter Lilia. She loves to hike, canoe, drink tea and read. She is very active in her local community, being the past board president and sitting on the current advisory board for Dress for Success Greater Orlando. Amanda also acts as the Co-Coordinator for SNAP!Orlando Portfolio Reviews – a local 501(c).

CONTACT
You can contact Amanda via email at: asosastone@agencyaccess.com
1011 W. Smith Street
Orlando, FL 32804
631-236-4987

PHOTO CREDIT: Diana Zalucky