Andrew has lived and travelled most of his adult life in Asia, especially in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and a handful of European countries. In short, he knows how to travel well, effciently, how to operate in foreign countries, how to interact with non-English speakers, and importantly, how to get the job done. Andrew is mostly based in Nagoya Japan and Melbourne Australia, but contact him to find out where he currently is.
Andrew is capable of doing a wide range of jobs. He does commercial, editorial, personal, and his own art photography. He specialises in environmental and travel portraiture. He does landmark, cityscape, and street photography. He has done product photography, showing new products being used in international settings.
Andrew has a commitment to get the job done. He has a great ability to plan, foresee many problems, and manage problems as they arise. He has an uncanny ability to look at a situation, problematise it, and improve or tweak aspects of it, all to ensure the best possible outcome.
Being a professional photographer and traveller, means that his kit is selected for all situations, and for ease of travel. He uses weather-sealed full-frame 35mm sensor cameras and smaller lighter cameras, namely the Canon 6dMk2, Canon M6, and Canon S120. His kit includes general purpose and excellent quality 24-70mm f2.8 lens, which is great for cityscape, landmark, landscape, portrait, sport, street, and other types of photography. He also has wide angle and telephoto lenses, and studio and hotshoe flashes. Andrew also has an underwater housing for underwater photography, he can scuda dive, and also loves snowboarding. He's good at cold-weather work, and loves motorbikes.
All photos are Rights Managed licence. If you wish to use any of these photos, please contact us for licening information.
Andrew's passport lets him into most countries with just a landing visa, and can book flights often at the last minute if needed. However, planning ahead may be required as there are certain times of the year when international and domestic travel can be difficult. Namely, Chinese New Year, in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, and such. Gregorian Calendar New Year and Golden Week in Japan. Mid-summer festival in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other places.
Furthermore, access to some places may be difficult due to seasonal popularity, which is often the case in Japan. Cherry blossoms and autumnal colours appear for a short period of time, and can result in traffic, travel, and pedestrian mayhem and bedlam.
Consequently, it's best to book ahead as early as possible, in case there may be issues regarding movement. Please contact us to help plan well.
Andrew uses contracts to make clear what the job is, what is required, and delivers on these contractual promises. He creates a shoot list, does planning, research, and preparation. Any models he uses sign model releases, any makeup artists and assistants also sign model releases for behind the scenes promotional purposes. All people involved behave professionally in work settings. Andrew has learnt how to respect and present the dignity of people, and so he is an excellent representative of your project. He researches destinations, and so he learns details like how in Korean temples you should wear long trousers (regardless of the heat), and Vietnamese temples should never wear tanktops or singlets, shoulders must be covered (regardless of the heat), that sort of respect to the local people.
Andrew keeps notes on the photos he takes, and shares them as necessary with who ever he needs to collaborate with. All photos are properly captioned and keyworded. Files are delivered securely, and are easily accessible by the intended recipient. He believes in a free and secure internet, and so all communications are through encrypted channels.
Top-left Cherry blossoms at Myoko Buddhist Temple, Kyoto Japan 2018. Top-right, Korean antique bookshop owner in Seoul, Sth Korea 2010. Middle-left a father and son in the late afternoon ordering snacks from a vendor on the main tourist boulevarde near Ise Grand Shrine, Ise Japan 2018. Middle-right, tourists at Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul Sth Korea 2010. Third-down-left, a ceramics seller at the Ben Thanh Markets in Saigon, Vietnam 2014. Lower-left, Hong Kong central business district seen from Victoria Peak 2015. Lower-right, a man fishing from a small lake near Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on 35mm film in 2003. Below-left, Andrew posing at Taipei Airport with Diadora shoes. Bottom-right, Andrew posting with Diadora shoes in graffiti lane in Melbourne CBD.