Andrew CorriganAndrew Corrigan was given an SLR when he was 13 years old and has found the magical medium of photography fascinating ever since. His first experiences of exploring photography as an artistic tool came in the form of traversing the work of Karl Blossfeldt and The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden to produce a vernacular study of the changes in nature through time. He also carried out 5 weeks of work experience in a photographic department of IBM, which gave him his first taste of applying his creativity in a business environment.

Accomplishing a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) at Chichester College allowed Andrew to explore photography in new, exciting and creative ways. It also provided the opportunity to exhibit work at both the college and Chichester Public Library. The pinnacle of this was an open-air installation allowing viewers to explore the theme of Time by recording and recreating the passage of a river throughout the course of a day.

Andrew went on to study for a BA (Hons.) in Archaeological Practice at King Alfred’s College, Winchester (now The University of Winchester). He didn’t realise when he started how well the two disciplines would work together!

Based in Cambridge, Andrew worked as an archaeologist from 2005-2011, specialising in historic building recording and archaeological illustration and photography. He has recently swung to a new branch of the career tree and is working on some really exciting projects at Cambridge University Library (I guess you could call it the archaeology of books!). As well as photography, he also occasionally paints, and works with silver to make jewellery.

In 2010 Andrew found a new lease of life and inspiration for photography, for which many thanks are due to Richard Urwin. Since then he has been using this website to explore and record his photographic journey.

Some of his favourite artists and influences include:

  • Bernd & Hilla Becher
  • Mark Rothko
  • Andreas Feininger
  • Susan Derges
  • Karl Blossfeldt
  • Stephen Gill
  • Andy Goldsworthy
  • Bruce Chatwin
  • Ori Gersht
  • Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand

Andrew occasionally exhibits work at the Clarendon Arms, Cambridge and he is very willing to undertake photographic and design commissions and to discuss image sales. For all enquiries, please email:  andy@irisbox.co.uk