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.

Education 

1964-1975

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.

Work

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.

Exhibitions

1988

1994

2008

2018

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

Publications

1993

2001

2006

2014

2015

2018

2021

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

Contact:

+1 323 620 6565

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