Artist Statement

The pursuit of making photographs pushes me to examine things, human behaviors and physical phenomena, that I might not otherwise stop to look at. Human behaviors that might be funny, ironic, poignant or sad and physical things, like changing light, shadows, weather and tides.   

My favorite times of day to make photographs are dawns becoming early mornings and late afternoons becoming twilights. The changing sunlight with its softening intensity and long shadows marks the transition between day and night. And there is a quickening pace of people moving across my frame as they transition from their nighttime to daytime lives and back into their nighttime lives. 

For me photography is about finding and isolating moments in time, moments that will only happen once in the exact same way and there is no better way to understand that than by searching out and examining those moments with a tool that parses and dissects time in a way only a camera can.  


 
 
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Andy House grew up in Los Angeles where his boyhood dream was to see and experience the world. He first studied photography as an undergraduate but his photo pursuits were interrupted by a career in the motion picture business. After establishing himself as a senior executive in television production, Sony Pictures sent him overseas to live in Hong Kong and to supervise TV production across China and Southeast Asia. It was that assignment that put a camera back into his hands in order to document the realization his boyhood dream. 

Upon retiring from motion picture production, he decided to devote himself to capturing single moments in time. He formalized his study at Santa Monica College and then the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Since he has mounted a one-man exhibition at El Centro Del Pueblo featuring his documentary photo project on Echo Park. His travel photos have received recognition from National Geographic and other photographs have received attention and awards in multiple group exhibitions. He now splits his time between his photo pursuits and working as an adjunct instructor at the American Film Institute.



CV


Sixth Annual Member’s Exhibition
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Jurist: Douglas McCulloh
August 2019


Fifth Annual Member’s Exhibition
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Jurist: Catherine Couturier
August 2018


Fourth Annual Street Shooting Around the World
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Jurist: Gus Powell
February 2018


National Geographic Photo of the Day
December 19, 2017

National Geographic Daily Dozen
September 25, 2017

Third Annual Member’s Exhibition
Los Angeles Center of Photography
August 2017


Featured Member of the Month
Los Angeles Center of Photography
March 2017


Celebration of Echo Park in Photos by Andy House

El Centro Del Pueblo
One Man Documentary Exhibition
August 2016


Picturing America
Juried Photography Exhibition
1650 Gallery
July 2016


37th Annual Student Photography Show
Santa Monica College
Awarded Best Documentary
June 2016


National Geographic Daily Dozen
April 26, 2016


Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County
Award of Merit
April 2016


36th Annual Student Photography Show
Santa Monica College
Awarded Best of Show
June 2015


35th Annual Student Photography Show
Santa Monica College
Awarded Best Travel
June 2014