There’s No Place Like Home
In this week’s episode of The Photo Life, we speak with fine art photographer and professor Holly Andres, as she takes us behind the curtain of the often mysterious world of the professional fine art photographer and shares some of the stories and concepts that have motivated her work as well as her conviction that making art can bring pure joy to life.
About Holly Andres
Since receiving an MFA from Portland State University in 2004, Holly Andres has had solo exhibitions in prominent galleries worldwide. Andres has been featured in Exit Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, Art News, N.Paradoxa, Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times and Art Ltd. – which profiled her as one of 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35.
Andres’ new series, The Fall of Spring Hill, is currently premiering at her Portland-based gallery, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. She is also represented by the Robert Mann Gallery in NYC, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco, and CDA Projects in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photos courtesy of Holly Andres.
About the Host – Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. When he realized wool socks weren’t enough, it was on to Portland, Oregon where he endeavors to make The Photo Life a powerful resource on the virtual airwaves. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Dawson City Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.
Photo of Travis courtesy of Jessica Hill.