With 100% honesty, I think Amber is one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. At just 18 years old she holds such a splendid curiosity and such a positive and inspiring outlook on our world that I know she is going to be a big game changer of our generation, even if she doesn’t know it yet.
Amber and i were total strangers until a few weeks ago when I was down in Melbourne. We decided to meet up one morning and grab coffee together and to take a few snaps. With my camera tucked under my coat, I sped-walked through the rain and eventually spotted Amber from across the street. We waved to one another, she ran across the road, we met, and our friendship was made!
We spent the following five hours together discussing practically everything under the sun. From our personal lives, to our travels, our families, our plans for the future, our beliefs on world events, how we spend our daily lives and everything big and little in between.
I can’t stress enough how much I adore meeting people younger than myself. I think too often people dismiss younger people as not knowing as much as them, but I find that so untrue and such a shame that they’re missing out on learning from people experiencing our world in an entirely different way. Although I’m only 20, and I’m sure many people would think between an 18 and 20 year old there can’t be many differences, but i find that untrue. I feel like our world right now is moving at such a rapid rate that every single child, born every day apart, experiences our world differently and has a new perspective on a new topic. There’s so much to learn from everything and everyone. How cool is that?
Amber, thanks for being such a beacon of light in our generation. You’re a gem in the truest sense of the word.
And everyone, just warning you that you’re likely to fall a little in love with her…
Hmm home??? After I finish work I have the exciting thought of where do I want to go tonight? To my sisters house who lives in St Kilda (my favourite place), or to my home town with my friends and family? Home is where I choose it to be, but in saying that – living like this does cause me an awful lot of keys that I often lose and a huge bag to carry around with all my clothes.
What is one thing someone can do to win your heart?
Be a genuine, kind person and see the world the way I do. Oh and have an obsession with Amy Winehouse and falafels (asking for a lot, I know).
How would you spend your perfect Saturday morning?
My perfect Saturday would be waking up with the natural light of the morning, getting brunch with my sister Ebony, seeing my mum and meditating with her, and then spending the rest of the day venturing around!
Three words to describe your lifestyle?
Exciting, adventurous, wing-it.
Your favourite place in the world is?
Right now – with the presence of my sister Jade, in our humble abode.
Where would we find you on a Sunday?
Monk Bodhi Dharma cafe – this is exactly where you’ll find me every Sunday. I honestly can’t remember the last time I didn’t start my Sunday with one of their almond chais. Then off to the markets or op-shopping.
Dawn or dusk?
Hair up or out?
Coffee or juice?
Coffee! I live in Melbourne after all.
Films or books?
Books! Doesn’t mean I’m not a sucker for the classic films though.
Shoes or barefoot?
If it wasn’t the middle of winter, I would 100% be barefoot.
Amber Auffray photographed by Gabi Mulder in Melbourne, Australia.