Andrew Ward, born in Dublin, Ireland, 1971. He was raised and educated there and studied film and photography at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Andrew immigrated to Vancouver, BC in 1993 spending three years there working as a production assistant in the local film industry before moving to Los Angeles in 1996. In 1998, he became a member of the Directors Guild of America and works on feature productions as an assistant director. The breaks in between film work enable him to travel and pursue his passion in photography.
His photography has taken him throughout the world and threads a common underlying theme – capturing the essence of the common man, in his everyday domain. Both the candid nature and variety of his subjects lend a photojournalistic edge to his work. While he works both in color and black and white, he leans heavily on the latter, perhaps because of the resultant accentuation on expression and contrast.
Andrew uses a variety of camera equipment mainly 35mm bodies. He currently uses a Leica M6 and a Leica R6.2. having graduated to that platform from a Nikon FM2. He currently lives is Mount Washington, a quiet hillside community near downtown Los Angeles with his wife Alexandra who created and manages his website.
Although a gallery does not currently represent Andrew, his work has been exhibited in a number of public venues and has been included in several group exhibits. His prints are held in many private collections, including:
Wim & Donata Wenders, Berlin, Germany
Steven Soderberg, New York, New York
Edward Zwick, Los Angeles, CA.
Lauren Graham, Los Angeles, CA
Owen Wilson, Santa Monica, CA
Mackenzie Crook, London, England
Lee Arenberg, Los Angeles, CA