In 1978 while in the US Air Force and stationed Japan, Andy bought his first camera. Eighteen years of photography and thousands of slides and photos later, he received his first video camera (to herald the birth of his daughter), and the move from stills to motion photography began. Living in Oregon at the time, Andy began working on local film projects through the community TV station. In 2003 he moved with his family to Asheville, and began to collaborate with local filmmakers. Andy gained experience while working with some of the best filmmakers in the region. He has worked as cinematographer, camera operator, and assistant camera. He has worked on national projects for Sysco Foods, Boars Head, Lowe’s, and HGTV to name a few.
Andy also works on features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, travelogues, company mission statements and more. He works with Arri, Red, Canon, and Sony professional cameras. In 2014, Andy was cinematographer for the film Joint Effort, which won a national film contest and was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
Andy is passionate about technically achieving the best image, but he is equally committed to capturing the heart, feeling, and depth of the visual expression. He relishes collaboration, giving support, and being the “Macgyver” on set. Andy is a gentle, compassionate, and consistent presence on and off the set, and is a proud father to his 20 year old daughter.