Andrei Crandall

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

Artist's Bio



Andrei Captures@instagram                                                                                                   - TOP THREE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCES   :1.Photograped 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 BerkeleyExpressions Art Gallery in BerkeleyCollector’s Art Gallery in BerkeleyHomemade Cafe in Berkeley900 Grayson in BerkeleyCafe Clem in BerkeleyBetter Homes and Garden’s Art Gallery in BerkeleyBerkeley Board of Realtors Art Hall Gallery in BerkeleyPOSTINGS and COMMUNICATIONS           :San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild blogOakland School for the Arts student blogMayor of Berkeley Facebook video of the day I shadowed himInstagramPresident Obama on the south lawn 4/1/13 video on youtubeLetter from Warren Buffet, Chairman of Berkshire HathawayLetter from Laurie Shelley, California State Senate PhotographerEmails from Pete Souza, Chief White House Photographer Emails from John Tlumacki, Boston Globe PhotographerEmails from Judy Walgren, San Francisco ChronicleEmails from Sybille Rizolli, Tesla marketing directorEmails from Lisa Del Sol, listening director of Pandora.                                                    -COMMUNITY AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS     :California Assembly Certificate of Recognition from Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, 2014Winner in the Berkeley Civic Center Show, 2014Longfellow Middle School Community Service Award. 2014Mayor Of Berkeley Community Service Award, 2013Haas Young Entrepreneurs Award, Entrepreneury of the Year, 2013AVID Academic Award, 2013Speaker in UC Professor Allan DeSouza’s Photography Class, 2013.                               -COMMUNITY SERVICE        :City of Berkeley Youth Commissioner-appointed by Mayor Tom Bates,Youngest Chair, 2012-presentJustice in Action Mediator- 2013-2014.                                                                                 -PUBLICATIONS     :Berkeleyside Berkeley TimesDiablo MagazineSouthwest Spirit MagazineBerkeley High School newspaperNia House Newsletter                                                                           -EMPLOYMENT and PHOTO SHOOTS            :The Companion Group summer intern, 2013 and 2014Ecole Bilingue, French summer counselor, 2013Wedding Photographer, 2013Photographed the Goodnight Pete Seeger Freight&Salvage Concert,2013Photographer for The Companion Group’s 25th Co. Anniversary Party,2014Photographer for a 75th Birthday Party celebration,2014Monthly 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 PandoraJacques Cluzaud, French movie director of Disney’s Winged Migration.          --LANGUAGES             :French and English.                    -HOBBIES             :Bike RidingSwimmingTraveling the world- some favorite trips: China,Fiji,France,New OrleansRock ClimbingInvesting in stocksPhotography

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.