Biography

Andrew Up Close

Andrew was born in New York and has lived in Las Vegas for the past seventeen years. His career began as an assistant in a commercial photography studio.  Later, Andrew went on to pursue his interest in photography and filmmaking with director, Brett Ratner.

Andrew worked with Mr. Ratner for three years on multiple projects including documentaries, music videos, and large format photography sessions. Andrew was offered the opportunity to attend the New York Film Academy on scholarship during his employment with Mr. Ratner and enthusiastically accepted the offer. Upon completion of the NYFA curriculum, Andrew was certain that he wanted to further expand his art education. He went on to receive his undergraduate degree at the State University of New York, Purchase College. In July 2000, Andrew made a life-changing decision to move to Las Vegas and start his family. He has three wonderful children and a beautiful wife. Andrew has pursued projects in painting, sculpting and photography on his journey as an artist.

Most recently, Andrew has been traveling the world expanding his wildlife and landscape photography portfolio. He continues to search for subjects that inspire him to capture the beauty and elegance of the natural world.