Visual Arts — November 27, 2012 17:32 — 0 Comments

Andrew Crooks

The light of the chandelier overhead slowly dims while the velvety ruby curtains drag their weight to either side of the stage, slowly opening to reveal…

In his photographs, Andrew becomes the director, the actors, the stagehands and set designers, he is the orchestra, the ushers and the audience all at once, living out his stories as truths.

Each time I view his work some part of me feels that I have slipped inside the head of a boy, to view the playful and colorful picture show of an active imagination.  And, like a fly on the wall I have gone unnoticed, avoiding the possibility of stirring the momentum of an unbridled personal security, the one that usually lives only within our heads.


-Visual Arts Editor, Liz McDonald



Candy Store


In Sight


Silly String

View more of Andrew’s work on his website!!


Andrew Crooks, born in 1982 in Wilton, Iowa, received his B.F.A. in photography from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005 and his M.F.A. in photography at the University of New Mexico in 2008.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; most recently in the 2011 MIO Photo Award international group exhibition in Osaka, Japan, receiving a top juror’s prize.  Since graduating UNM, he has been living and working in Japan.

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