ANDRÉE ANNA THORPE is a visual storyteller and landscape photographer who is passionate about image making and teaching. For eight years Andree has worked closely with several world-renowned photographers, not only assisting but co-teaching workshops all over the world. Veteran of several expeditions aboard the World including the Ross Sea, East Greenland, Melanesia, and Madagascar.
In 2016 Andree launched her own business focusing on teaching. Currently working in her Thousand Islands Farm documentary project, documenting the lives of the farmers in that part of the world. In 2012, Andree won the prestigious PDN award for World in Focus. THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AND HER TEACHINGS Andree has inspired her students to understand and visualize the world in order to capture unique moments that will yield amazing photographs.
I express myself through photography. When I go out to photograph, I am looking for drama in many different ways. I don’t like drama in my life, but I love it in my images. I find the images more interesting to look at. I look for drama in the sky and in the moment. At the same time, I am looking for finesse into the feel of the image. When I create images, my hope is that one will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.
I am passionate about nature and the outdoor. Worst the weather is, better it is. Perfect blue skies don’t inspire me. Sunny blue skies are boring in photos, but a wind-blown, cloudy, turbulent sky with interesting light -- that's what I want.
I love to capture life, just the way it is. I don’t over complicate my vision with all the technical aspects of photography, but my images can be quite complex at time to look at. I am reacting to the moment and I present it in a way I believe is interesting.
With my farm documentary work, I am hoping to make a change in the farmers’ life and bring awareness on how invaluable are the farmers in our life.
With my landscape work, I hope to bring joy when people look at my work.
In my current project “Jesse” I used a visual storytelling fine art approach to tell Jesse’s story - while being a prisoner of addiction, Jesse has found a safe way of living his life and I hope that Jesse’s Story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter.