Blake Andrews

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Blake Andrews (29 December 1968) is an American street photographer and blogger based in Eugene, Oregon.[1] Andrews is a member of the In-Public street photography collective.[2]

Life and work[edit]

Andrews was born in Berkeley[2] and grew up in Briceland, California.[3] He began photography in 1993, a year after moving to Portland.[2] In 2004, he joined the Portland Grid Project,[4] in which a number of photographers have continued to photograph Portland, square mile by square mile.[5][6] After moving from Portland to Eugene in 2006,[7] he worked in the similar Eugene Grid Project.[8]

Andrews became a member of the In-Public street photography collective in 2006,[2] and is also a member of Portland-based collective Light Leak.[9]

Andrews mostly works in black and white. His "finely tuned black-and-white photographs" are "so subtle that you need to double-check that you haven't missed something. This is a rare quality. They are a quiet homage to the weird, and often feature children. . . . His style is both subtle and original."[10]

Andrews' blog B is "widely popular" and "one of the most respected in the photographic community".[10] Andrews has been writing it since 2007.[2] Pete Brook said in 2010 that "Andrews’ sideways and irreverent commentaries are refreshing in the photoblog zeitgeist."[11]

Publications[edit]

By Andrews[edit]

  • B Sides: Photographic Playing Cards. Self published, 2011. Edition of 75.
  • Eugene Postcard Collection. Self published, 2012. Edition of 10.
  • Pictures of the Gone World. MagCloud, 2016. In the series Blue Sky Books, and accompanying the exhibition of the same title at Blue Sky Gallery.[n 1]

With contributions by Andrews[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • Photographs: 1996-2001, Gallery Untitled, Portland, OR, March 2001.[13]
  • Tilt, Pushdot Studio, Portland, OR, July 2004.[14]
  • Male bele laži = Little White Lies, The Artget Gallery, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 25 October – 25 November 2013.[15][16][17][18]
  • Pictures of the Gone World. Blue Sky Gallery (Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts), Portland, OR, 2 June – 3 July 2016. Photographs of Andrews' family.[19][20][21]

Exhibitions with others[edit]

  • Light Leak, Newspace Gallery, Portland, OR, May 2006. Light Leak group show.[22]
  • Current Photography: New Directions, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA, 31 October – 1 December 2006. By Holly Andres, Blake Andrews, Amy Archer, Daniel Barron, Liz Haley, Mark Hooper, Tamara Lischka and Grace Weston.[23]
  • Portland Grid Project, Portland Art Center, 5–27 April 2007.[24]
  • In-Public @ 10, Photofusion, London, 28 May – 9 July 2012.[25][n 3] Travelled to Les Ballades Photographiques de Seyssel, Seyssel, France, 12–23 July 2011.[26][27] Photographs by In-Public members Andrews, Jesse Marlow, Matt Stuart, Nick Turpin, David Gibson, Richard Bram, Andy Morley-Hall, Trent Parke, Narelle Autio, Adrian Fisk, Nils Jorgensen, Melanie Einzig, Jeffrey Ladd, Amani Willett, Gus Powell, Christophe Agou, Otto Snoek, David Solomons, George Kelly, and Paul Russell.
  • Album: Artist Portraits of Artists, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Oregon, 14 September – 27 October 2010. By 28 photographers, curated by Terri M. Hopkins.[12]
  • Out of the Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 29 September 2010 – 3 January 2011. By 42 photographers.[28]
  • Right Here, Right Now – Exposures From The Public Realm, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Format 11 Photography Festival, Derby, England, March–April 2011. Exhibition of photographs by In-Public members Andrews, Agou, Autio, Bram, Einzig, Fisk, Gibson, Jorgensen, Kelly, Ladd, Marlow, Morley-Hall, Parke, Gus Powell, Turpin, Russell, Snoek, Solomons, Stuart, Willett, and the film In-Sight (2011).[29][30][31]
  • From Distant Streets: Contemporary International Street Photography, Galerie Hertz, Louisville Photo Biennial, Louisville, KY, October–November 2011. Part of Louisville Photo Biennial. Curated by Richard Bram. Included 14 In-Public members, of the 29 photographers included.[32][33]
  • iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography, Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 5 February – 24 March 2013.[34][35][36] Photographs by In-Public members Andrews, Agou, Autio, Bram, Einzig, Fisk, Gibson, Jorgensen, Kelly, Ladd, Marlow, Morley-Hall, Parke, Gus Powell, Turpin, Russell, Snoek, Solomons, Stuart, and Willett.
  • In Public, Snickerbacken 7, Stockholm, Sweden, May–June 2013.[37] Photographs by In-Public members Andrews, Agou, Autio, Bram, Einzig, Fisk, Gibson, Jorgensen, Kelly, Ladd, Morley-Hall, Marlow, Parke, Gus Powell, Turpin, Russell, Snoek, Solomons, Stuart, and Willett.
  • Common Ground: New American Street Photography, New Orleans Photo Alliance. New Orleans, LA, 26 January – 23 March 2013; Drkrm, Los Angeles, CA, 6 – 27 July 2013. Photographs by Blake Andrews, Jack Simon, Bryan Formhals, Chuck Patch and Richard Bram.[38]
  • Springfield Grid Project Photo show, Springfield City Hall Gallery, Springfield, OR, 4–30 November 2013.[39]
  • 2015: The Sharp Eye. In-Public in Mexico, Foto Mexico, Cine Tonalá, Mexico City, Mexico, October–November 2015. Slideshow of photographs by Andrews, Agou, Bram, Maciej Dakowicz, Einzig, Fisk, Gibson, Tod Gross, Siegfried Hansen, Jorgensen, Kelly, Marlow, Morley-Hall, Parke, Gus Powell, Mark Powell, Russell, Snoek, Solomons, Stuart, Turpin, and Willett. Curated by Mark Powell, Carlos Álvarez Montero and Alfredo Esparza.[40]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MagCloud's page for this book is here.
  2. ^ A PDF (9.9 MB) of the catalogue is part of the Marylhurst Digital Collection and may be downloaded from here.
  3. ^ The Photofusion website claims it showed the exhibition in 2012 but it actually did so in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 Photographers You Should Ignore". Wired. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Blake Andrews". In-Public. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Blake Andrews", Dispose. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ Blake Andrews, Portland Grid Project. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ Brook, Pete (20 July 2013). "The Grid Project: A photo-survey of Portland". The Oregonian. Portland. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Pete Brook, "Eye on PDX: The Portland Grid Project", Prison Photography, 22 July 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  7. ^ "About" page, Blake Andrews' website, as retrieved by the Wayback Machine on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  8. ^ "About" page, Eugene Grid Project. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  9. ^ Andrews' page at Light Leak. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  10. ^ a b Gibson, David (2014). The Street Photographer's Manual. London: Thames & Hudson. pp. 84–85. ISBN 978-0-500-29130-6. 
  11. ^ Brook, Pete (11 October 2010). "Get to Know Our Favorite Photobloggers". Wired. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "30th Anniversary Exhibition". Marylhurst University. Archived from the original on 14 October 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Visual Arts Listings". The Portland Mercury. Portland. 15 March 2001. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Visual Arts Listings". The Portland Mercury. Portland. 22 July 2004. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Blake Andrews, Little White Lies, photography exhibition". Cultural. Retrieved 1 September 2015. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "'Male bele laži' – izložba fotografija Blake Andrews-a u galeriji Artget", Designed, 21 October 2013. In Serbian. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Blake Andrews: Male bele laži", Raw Season. In Serbian. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Male bele laži", SEEcult. In Serbian. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Blake Andrews". Blue Sky Gallery. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Blake Andrews, Andrea Diefenbach". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  21. ^ "Blake Andrews at Blue Sky Gallery". PhotoZone Gallery. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "[untitled]". Portland Tribune. Portland. 11 May 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "October 31 – December 1, 2006: Current Photography: New Directions". Clark College (Washington). Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  24. ^ Preview: The Gallery Guide, April–May 2007. The text was retrieved from within "Preview: The Gallery Guide: April–May 2007" (Yumpu) on 31 August 2015; however, it will not normally be legible in all browsers: having the browser display the source code of the page should reveal it.
  25. ^ "In-Public@10". Photofusion. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "74 - Seyssel • Balades photographiques de Seyssel". fr:Compétence photo. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  27. ^ "Les balades photographiques de Seyssel, du 12 au 23 juillet". fr:La Tribune républicaine de Bellegarde. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  28. ^ "Out of the Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  29. ^ "In-Public at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery". Format Festival. Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  30. ^ "Format Programme Announcement". Format Festival. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  31. ^ Battersby, Matilda (3 March 2011). "Format Festival: Street photography steals the show". The Independent. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  32. ^ "Louisville Photo Biennial". Billy Hertz Gallery. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  33. ^ Bram, Richard (19 September 2011). "From Distant Streets". In-Public. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  34. ^ "iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography". British Council. Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. 
  35. ^ "iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography". Thailand Creative and Design Center. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  36. ^ "In-Public: An Exhibition of Street Photography". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  37. ^ "In Public". Snickarbacken 7. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  38. ^ "Blake Andrews". In-Public. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  39. ^ Exhibition notice[permanent dead link], Eugene a go-go. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  40. ^ "The Sharp Eye. iN-PUBLIC in Mexico: Group Show". Centro de la Imagen. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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