Andrew George (USA):
“When shooting these women, I tried to capture something universal, yet elusive, that ordinarily escapes a lot of popular portraiture. I avoided any artifice and pose, and observed that by discarding traditional expectations of femininity, my subjects conveyed a powerful, distilled authenticity. A certain reductive truth emerged from the shadows. My camera was part x-ray, part stethoscope and I glimpsed a sublime moment in the lives of these individual souls."
Andrew George was born in Los Angeles, California in 1970. He graduated from Bard College in 1994 and received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1997. His work has recently been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Fort Collins and San Francisco and featured in Le Lettre de la Photographie, The San Francisco Chronicle and Art Ltd. George has held six solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows. His work is held in more than eighty five public and private collections.
Images © Andrew George.