Today we’d like to introduce you to India Andrea.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
India Andrea Photography was formerly known as AD’s Photography which was started in 2015 by a father (Adrian) trying to save money by capturing his daughter’s (India Andrea) senior pictures. A special moment turned into a passionate love for capturing others’ special moments. Adrian’s passion inspired India, a journalism major at Dillard University in New Orleans, to pick up a camera to start capturing special moments of her own. The father & daughter duo have teamed up to form India Andrea Photography.
I look back on how we got started and I simply laugh because being cheap or frugal has turned into something I truly love. Professionally, I have a Ph.D. in Psychology, I work full time in HR, and I also teach psychology and statistics. However, photography is an art/ profession that I love and if I could find the right full-time opportunity, I would pursue photography without hesitation. At India Andrea Photography we love people but most importantly we love making people smile. Capturing the essence of one’s smile is what makes us unique.
Please tell us about your art.
Our art is photography and through the lens of a camera, we love capturing the art in people, places and things. Life is art! Capturing people smile and enjoying life is our inspiration. I recently captured some maternity photos for a family and capturing the pure essence, joy, and excitement of the mother made what we do very easy and even more enjoyable. Our mission and goal is to capture special moments one smile at a time.
What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
Personally, I believe it is much easier for artists today than it was decades before. For example, everyone has a camera, even if it’s just their smartphone camera. With the advancement of technology, the photography game has completely changed in comparison to photographers of the past like my uncle who has been a photographer for over 50 years. Today, everything is now digital and rather than outsourcing your work or having someone else to develop your prints, as I grew up watching my uncle do, now, you can process your own photos in a matter of seconds. Think about other artists like street or graffiti artists. Not long ago, you could not tag buildings as freely you can today. Even in Dallas, there is a place called the Fabrication Yard where street artists can freely display their graffiti art. I featured some of their work on my website and Instagram page.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Please contact us to capture their special moments or events. Our contact information and websites are listed below.
- Website: https://indiaandreaphotography.zenfolio.com/
- Phone: 972-838-6552
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indiaandreaphotography/
India Andrea Photography