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Andrew B. Myers, Toronto

Andrew B. Myers Photography

Photographer Andrew B. Myers is currently a student at Ryerson University in Toronto. Of his work, he writes, ‘I admire (and am jealous to an effect) of the sheer control painters have over the imagery they produce, lacking a lot of the external variables that photographers deal with all the time. I guess I like taking this sensibility to my work, using these variables that photography has to offer but bringing a very tight element of control in terms of colour and composition. I’m not quite sure where I became so obsessed with washed out colours, sunlit shadows and negative space, but it must have something to do with how much I fetishized warm weather, the beach, and open areas during the summer in the remote area I come from, which I mostly remember as freezing and covered in several feet of snow’. You can read an excellent interview discussing Andrew’s work and process on Heather Morton’s blog.

Andrew B. Myers Photography

Andrew B. Myers Photography

Andrew B. Myers Photography

Andrew B. Myers Photography

Andrew B. Myers Photography

Andrew B. Myers Photography

  • http://www.alscotts.com Alistair Scott

    Interesting post. Thanks.

    I can’t say I go for the washed-out colours, myself. It’s like having a veil over my eyes.

    And I don’t think it’s right for photographers to be jealous of painters. In Victorian times photography and painting were considered to be different forms of the same art – making images.

    But subsequently photographers like Edward Weston demonstrated that they are two entirely different art forms. A painter starts with nothing and builds up. A photographer starts with everything and extracts – views, moments in time, the fall of light, whatever.