Zeb Andrews - Long Exposure Extraordinaire
Zeb Andrews is an analog photographer, workshop instructor, and camera extraordinaire at Blue Moon Camera in Portland, Oregon. He has been interviewed and featured on photographic platforms such as PetaPixel, Lomography, and Plates to Pixels. He has also been featured on television via Oregon Public Broadcasting about his house hold pinhole camera creations. Up until recently, he taught various classes and workshops at The Newspace Center for Photography, which closed in Summer of 2017. The closure of Newspace Center last summer didn’t stop Zeb from bringing photography to the masses. Zeb continuously advocates for photographers to not only create photographs, but to use their knowledge and artistic passion as a force of good in their community and around the world. In this endeavor, he leads by example and sets a high standard for others to follow. Zeb’s shared with us that his proudest moments don’t come from being published, having gallery shows, or the selling of prints. The highlight of his philanthropic photographer career came in 2014 when he volunteered on the Turkish/Syrian border to teach pinhole photography to Syrian refugee children ranging from age of 5-17. He did this as part of a program to use art and athletics to help these children deal with the trauma of their situations via Karam Foundation.
When Zeb is not making the world a better place with his photographic presence, he is creating his own work on the beaches of the Pacific Northwest. His series Sea captures the tempestuous and serene nature of the oceans that surround our civilization. Shooting his series of long exposure seascapes, using black and white film, he captures the timelessness and relentlessness of this ancient force. To some, the sea is a place where tourists go to enjoy the sun and outdoor activities, but to Zeb, it a mysterious and mathematically incomprehensibly old feature of our world. Not claiming to consciously understand or be able to verbalize the ocean’s sometimes romantic and often times primal nature, Zeb uses his photography as means to interpret his growing and ever-changing relationship with it’s salty air and steady roar.
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