Andrew Macpherson - Author, Artist, Photographer
Andrew Macpherson was born in London and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Macpherson has worked as a photographer since he left school at 15, traveling the world to photograph musicians, actors and designers. By his mid-twenties he was a regular contributor to magazines such as Rolling Stone, The Face, Elle, Bazaar and Vogue. His passion for photography and the darkroom process led him to become a master printer. However as a life long environmentalist the terrible carbon and chemical footprints of film created a great deal of inner conflict, and why he became such an enthusiastic early adopter of the digital revolution in the nineties.
Macpherson has created multiple bodies of personal work throughout his career, ranging from an exploration of the American landscape in 'Chasing Ansel Adams' to studies of performance, flowers and spirit. He is currently collaborating on several personal projects including Immortality & Impermanence with artist Onik Agaronyan, Pagan Spirit, an exploration into romanticism and pictorialism with dancer Joanna Hadfield, and Trinity: The Crucible of Life which is a poem of creation told through discarded objects.
Andrew Macpherson was not a natural student and he did not find his way at school until meeting his photography teacher, John Bigglestone. Andrew credits John with saving his life by introducing him to photography, and lighting the fires of passion and curiosity that sent him on a life long pursuit of the perfect picture.
1975 - 1983
Macpherson left school at the age of fifteen to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer. He worked as an assistant to learn his craft, collaborating with such luminary photographers as Lord Snowdon, Horst.P.Horst and Bob Carlos Clarke.
1983 - 1994
Macpherson took a ten year journey through fashion working with titles such as The Face, The Sunday Times, Glamour, Elle, Rolling Stone and Vogue in London, Paris and Milan.
1994 - Present
Macpherson moved to Hollywood in 1994 to focus his camera on the icons of the entertainment industry, and to be close to the wide open landscapes of the American West.
6 images of Lisa Marie shown in a group show at Hamiltons Gallery in London
10 images from Ethiopia show at a group show in Holland Park Gallery in London
12 images of Hollywood shown in a group show at the Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong
First Solo Show of 'Chasing Ansel Adams' at the ARCANESpace in Venice, California
Three Short Stories - Three photo essays made into a book portraying the summer of 1993
Elevated - The story of U2's historic Elevation tour that spanned the events of 9/11
Two Million Miles - A photographic essay of Macpherson's first twenty years in photography
Ten Years with P!nk - The story of a performance artist spanning a decade and six album cycles
A Question of Spirit - An in depth look at life, the afterlife, the nature of reality and Spirit
Chasing Ansel Adams - A limited edition of 75 books for the Arcane Space exhibition
Pagan Spirit - featured in The Eye of Photography by Patricia Lanza
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