About By The Horns




Photographer Amanda King finds inspiration for her stunning prints in the subjects she encounters on her Hororata farm. Despite the old saying that advises against working with children or animals, Amanda has always disregarded those rules. Starting out as a family photographer, she has now shifted her focus to capturing the beauty of enormous Angus bulls, bison, and sheep, among others. Amanda's photographic work encompasses a wide range of subjects, including animals, botanicals, seascapes, landscapes, and lifestyle assignments for select clients. She also dedicates time to personal projects developed in nature, resulting in her limited edition print collections.

Located on an 1100ha farm in Hororata, just an hour west of Christchurch, New Zealand, Amanda's farm, known as HQ, belongs to her husband Fraser's family. This rural setting is a stark contrast to Amanda's upbringing in the suburbs of Brisbane. When she's not busy taking care of her children, Greta (ten)) and Dudley (eight), Amanda can be found wandering around the farm or exploring the surrounding areas. She is drawn to the captivating colors of the landscape and the presence of rural animals that surround her. The captivating results of Amanda's adventures are transformed into striking open and limited-edition prints that adorn walls not only in New Zealand and Australia but also in the UK and Europe. Her pieces have found homes in Sweden, France, Saudi Arabia, and even in restaurants in Minnesota, as well as a brewery in Texas.

Amanda's talent has been recognised and featured in various publications, including Haven Magazine, Your Home and Garden Magazine, The Latitude Magazine, Angus Magazine, Metropol Magazine, and most recently, the NZ Women's Weekly Magazine.