We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Andrews and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amber, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I don’t give up, I think that’s a defeating way to look at a project. Instead, I find a way to adjust the expectation… can I change the scope in order to accomplish it in a different way? How can I learn from this experience?
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an artist who works in a variety of mediums, as I’m always exploring new art forms. But my true passion is dance and photographing dancers. I grew up in dance class everyday, but it wasn’t until college when I was studying photography that I realized my true calling: dance photography. My dance background gives me a unique ability to connect with dancers who step in front of my camera. And my artistic eye keeps me looking for interesting locations to capture emotive movements.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to hike in the mountains, and Evergreen is a second home to me. So I’d start off with a hike at Sisters Trail. If it snowed then bring a pair of snowshoes! My go to place to eat is Garibaldi Mexican Bistro in Englewood and I take every visitor there at some point in their trip. For the evening, a night of bar trivia or drag bingo!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to some local businesswomen who have given me the opportunity to try out new projects in my field and have given me the greatest support. This includes Shelby McKee of Evergreen Dance Center, Jari Majewski Price of Feel the Beat, and Lisa Neeper of The Thornton Arts and Culture Center. Each of these women have positively influenced both my life and my work in more ways than they know and I’m grateful to each of them.
Andrews Artistry LLC, Amber Andrews