After furniture gallery Holly Hunt acquired Conrad Shades, they asked me to shoot a kickoff campaign that gives the viewer a sense of what it feels like to be in a room with these luxury window coverings.
We made a series of still images and cinemagraphs for print and online, focusing on the shadows, colors, and textures created by light passing through.
The Dark Cloud of Long Covid
Fatigue. Dizziness. Memory loss. Shortness of breath. For some who have had Covid-19, the symptoms persist for months.
And for us all, because of the toll on our mental health, the pandemic can feel like a dense fog that refuses to lift.
These images attempt to evoke physical symptoms and also the anxiety and isolation we have collectively experienced whether or not we have had the virus.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Andrea has continued to make intimate portraits over FaceTime calls. His subjects range from his grandmother to actor Alan Tudyk.
Andrea makes traditional silver gelatin prints of select remote portraits directly from his laptop screen in a darkroom. The prints are tactile with a distinctly nondigital feel; they are timeless but embrace the digital tools we rely on more and more.
Netflix Selection Day
For Netflix India, Andrea traveled to Mumbai in 2018 to photograph key art for the cricket-themed series “Selection Day.” A special challenge was shooting the cast in studio first, then months later capturing backgrounds to match the lighting. Andrea had the idea of shooting a VR 360 of the real kids spontaneously playing cricket in the street that was cleared of cars for the shoot.
New York Magazine
Retail VR 360s
New York magazine hired Andrea to illustrate how some brick-and-mortar businesses are thriving in the internet age. For the online companion to the print story, Andrea stitched his panoramic stills into interactive VR 360 tours and embedded additional photos.
On behalf of Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Rigsby Hull commissioned Andrea to create a library of aerial images of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the surrounding skyline. The photos were used to illustrate a beautiful, limited-edition monograph that received numerous honors such as a Gold Medal from both Graphis International and the Indigo International Design Awards.
See and Wait
Andrea’s 2020 self-published book, See and Wait, is a collection of fine art portraits, landscapes, and still life images connected by mood and light. Spanning nine years and thousands of miles, this edit speaks to the unconscious relationships he finds among his images—even mirrors—when looking back on his archive. The book received an Honorable Mention from the Int’l Photography Awards.
Proia Dance Project
French choreographer Alexandre Proia, formerly a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, invited Andrea to photograph him and his small Atlanta troupe in 2016. The first group photo won a Lucie Award.