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Andrew Caldwell

Andrew Caldwell

Assistant Professor

Commercial Photography

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828.262.7085

Andrew Caldwell is a photographic artist and Assistant Professor of Commercial Photography.  After twenty plus years immersed in the photographic medium, fifteen of those professionally, he is as excited by it today as the day he started.  This enthusiasm is the driving force behind the creation of fun and engaging classroom experiences. His core photographic belief is that a successful image is a marriage of conceptual sophistication and appropriate execution.  He challenges students to achieve this through in-depth explorations of the technical, aesthetic and narrative dimensions of the medium.

Andrew’s personal projects revolve around themes of place and identity.  Frequently taking a narrative approach, his explorations of the medium employ analog and modern technologies including, aerial platforms (drones), 3-D modeling and lighting, digital compositing, film/video documentary, alternative processes, clay modeling and whatever else sparks his imagination.  He has exhibited internationally and nationally, winning both juried and public awards. His most recent accomplishment was having one of his images chosen as a winner in the 2017 Communication Arts Photo Annual.

His ongoing commercial work covers a wide range of industries including advertising, product, portraiture, wedding, and architectural photography, with many images licensed as stock photography.  A partial client list includes: Anaheim Ducks NHL Franchise, Vans, Cambro, Hulk Hogan, Mayflower, and Gensler.