Andrei Crandall

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Media : photography
Studio : AndreiCaptures
SDMAAG Member : Artist Member
SDMAAG Member Since : 2012

Artist's Bio

ANDREI CRANDALL, age 15

Andrei Captures@instagram                                                                                                 

TOP THREE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCES 

1.Photographed President Obama on the south lawn of the White House on April 1, 2014 at the invitation of Pete Souza, the Chief White House Photographer.
2.Youngest Intern in the California State Capital Photographer’s Office the summer of 2013.
3.Youngest juried member into the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild, 2012.             
MY LIFE (so far)           
Age 4- Adopted from Russia.
Age 9- Given my first good Canon camera by my Aunt Mo.First solo art show.
Age 10-Walked and photographed the Great Wall of China.
Age 11-Photo published in the Southwest Spirit Magazine.
Age 12-Juried into the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild.
Age 13-Intern at the California State Capitol Photographer’s Office.
Age 14-Photographed President Obama. 
Age 15-Won audition and started High School at Oakland School for the Arts.      
           
ART SHOWS    
Alta Bates Community Art Gallery in Berkeley
Expressions Art Gallery in Berkeley
Collector’s Art Gallery in Berkeley
Homemade Cafe in Berkeley
900 Grayson in Berkeley
Cafe Clem in Berkeley
Better Homes and Garden’s Art Gallery in Berkeley
Berkeley Board of Realtors Art Hall Gallery in Berkeley
The San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild Centennial members exhibition, Oceanside Museum of Art, May 2015
 
POSTINGS and COMMUNICATIONS           :
San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild blog
Oakland School for the Arts student blog
Mayor of Berkeley Facebook video of the day I shadowed him
Instagram
President Obama on the south lawn 4/1/13 video on youtube
Letter from Warren Buffet, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway
Letter from Laurie Shelley, California State Senate Photographer
Emails from Pete Souza, Chief White House Photographer 
Emails from John Tlumacki, Boston Globe Photographer
Emails from Judy Walgren, San Francisco Chronicle
Emails from Sybille Rizolli, Tesla marketing director
Emails from Lisa Del Sol, listening director of Pandora.                                                   
 
COMMUNITY AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS    
California Assembly Certificate of Recognition from Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, 2014
Winner in the Berkeley Civic Center Show, 2014
Longfellow Middle School Community Service Award. 2014
Mayor Of Berkeley Community Service Award, 2013
Haas Young Entrepreneurs Award, Entrepreneury of the Year, 2013
AVID Academic Award, 2013
Speaker in UC Professor Allan DeSouza’s Photography Class, 2013.                              
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE       
City of Berkeley Youth Commissioner-appointed by Mayor Tom Bates,
Youngest Chair, 2012-present
Justice in Action Mediator- 2013-2014.                                                                                
 
PUBLICATIONS    
Berkeleyside 
Berkeley Times
Diablo Magazine
Southwest Spirit Magazine
Berkeley High School newspaper
Nia House Newsletter                                                                           
 
EMPLOYMENT and PHOTO SHOOTS           
The Companion Group summer intern, 2013 and 2014
Ecole Bilingue, French summer counselor, 2013
Wedding Photographer, 2013
Photographed the Goodnight Pete Seeger Freight&Salvage Concert,2013
Photographer for The Companion Group’s 25th Co. Anniversary Party,2014
Photographer for a 75th Birthday Party celebration,2014
Monthly maintenance of two Berkeley gardens, 2012-present.                   
 
MENTORS            
Pete Souza, Chief White House Presidential Photographer.
Professor Sally Stein,(emeritus) UC Irvine, History of Photography.
Professor Allan DeSouza, UC Berkeley Chair of Photography Dept.
John Tlumacki, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Boston Globe.
Lisa Caplan, Hewlett-Packard, International Art Director of Snapfish.
Lorie Shelley, California State Senate official photographer.
Jeff Ho, Art Director of Pandora
Jacques Cluzaud, French movie director of Disney’s Winged Migration.         
 
LANGUAGES            
French and English.                    
 
HOBBIES
Crew Team Racing          
Bike Riding
Swimming
Traveling the world- some favorite trips: China,Fiji,France,New Orleans
Rock Climbing
Investing
Photography

I hope to study photojournalism in college.  I would like to teach photography at a University. I also want to be the photographer to the President of the United States someday like Pete Souza is doing today.

 

Artist's Statement

I try to capture the moment that means something to me. That means I have to stop to get it.