Andrei Crandall

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

Artist's Bio

ANDREI CRANDALL, age 17                                                                                                


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. AGE 14
2.Youngest Intern in the California State Capital Photographer’s Office the summer of 2013. Age 13
3.Youngest member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild, 2012. AGE 12            
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 on the South Lawn with Pete Souza.
Age 15-Won a place in the Berkeley Civic Center Show. 
            -Won a place in the Oceanside Musuem Art Show 
Age 16- Invited by Mayor Bates to photograph the President of Ireland's visit.
Age 17-Published photo on front cover of Berkeley Times Newspaper
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
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
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.                                                   
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.                              
City of Berkeley Youth Commissioner-appointed by Mayor Tom Bates,
Youngest Chair, 2012-2015
Justice in Action Mediator- 2013-2014.                                                                                
Berkeley Times
Diablo Magazine
Southwest Spirit Magazine
Berkeley High School newspaper
Nia House Newsletter                                                                           
The Companion Group summer intern, 2013, 2014 and  2015
Ecole Bilingue, French summer counselor, 2013
Wedding Photographer, 2013, 2014 and 2015
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, 2012
Photographer for 5th Anniversary party for The Berkeley Times, 2015
Monthly maintenance of two Berkeley gardens, 2012-present.                   
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.      
Todd Kerr, editor in chief,The Berkeley Times   
French and English.                    
Crew Team Racing          
Bike Riding
Traveling the world- some favorite trips: China,Fiji,France,New Orleans,Mexico City
Rock Climbing

I hope to study photojournalism in college.  I would like to teach photography at a University. I also would like 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.