Andre was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Andre’s series of double exposures combines the best of both worlds. The worlds of cityscapes and intimate portraits, two of my favorites. With the photography I pick to be featured on Fameless, I typically leave a photographers set of images up on my desktop or 5X7 prints on my wall for a couple days; the ones that get “tired” get taken down. Those that keep speaking and surprising me, are the ones I select.
Andre’s definitely does just that. As I walked by the photographs I felt as if I was seeing a entirely new photograph & would constantly find myself stopping to study it. Of course I had studied and viewed them, time and time again; but there was something that just kept me coming back. When I look at this set of photographs I catch myself pausing and re-examining them to see if I can spot anything new, or a detail I may have missed.
Several of Andre’s images, at least the ones feature in this zine, show some level of participation from the person in half of the exposure in the photo; Which adds to the intimacy of the portrait. The portrait halves of these exposures do a great job of highlighting the models figures a facial profiles. The magical thing about the double exposures is that they transport the subject to a entirely different place than where that half of the photograph was captured. It’s like the cityscape takes the form of the human subject and the human takes the form of the cityscape.
Who is Andre?
I’m a 23 year-old photographer and illustrator.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Right now I’m working as a freelance photographer and illustrator in Peru; but I don’t mind relocating anywhere in the world haha.
MAKES YOU HAPPY:
When I’m working on something and the result exceeds my expectations.
MAKES YOU SAD:
When Photoshop crashes.
Fashion and portrait photography, cinematography and comic books.
Harry Potter. Yeah, I said it.
Pizza and Marvel vs Capcom 3.
If I could go back in time for one decade…
I don’t think I would ever go back in time. I’m pretty addicted to all the benefits that our current time offers us haha. However, I would go back to the sixties or seventies for a week or two. Girls were curvier back then.
Can you describe a moment or image that made you want to dive in to photography?
The first time I started having fun while taking photos was a key moment for me. That allowed me to expand my creativity through photography.
Who are your influences?
My main influences are Ryan Pfluger, Damon Loble and Ryan Schude.