About M A Andrew
More information about the photographer
In my photography I attempt to reflect two central characteristics - fragility and ingenuity. Most of the time, one is obviously apparent and the challenge for me is to look for the other in the picture I create and the effect my photograph has on the viewer. I am drawn to the ways in which these two facets of nature have endured as a backdrop to mankind's evolution. Black and white photography is a powerful medium with which to explore these central themes as it helps to strip out the many distractions that can prevent us from enjoying this fascinating relationship.
About the Photographer
Photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I was born in Manchester, England in 1977 and have been making photographs since I was a teenager. When digital photography came along, I was somewhat skeptical at first. The technology simply lagged behind the traditional darkroom print. However, by 2004, I had started to use a digital DSLR and today I shoot exclusively in digital.
About your print
All the photos displayed here on these pages are printed on Hahnemuhle 308 gsm photo rag. A smooth white 100% rag based paper specifically designed to meet the need of photographers using digital photographic output. The 308gsm Photo Rag is considered to be the industry standard.
"This is the gold standard against which other papers are compared. At Professional Image Maker we always put a couple of sheets through any new printer we are reviewing - it provides us with a baseline"
Mike McNamee - editor "Professional Image Maker" magazine.
This paper provides museum-quality, archival fine art, photographic photos with outstanding durability and fade-resistance for more than 100 years. The printing process is infact more stable and lasts longer than traditional darkroom photography. Visit the Hahnemuhle website for more information.
Packaging of your print
Photos are packaged securely in robust packaging to prevent damage in transit. Matted photos are shipped in boxes. I ensure the photos are bubble wrapped to prevent bending of the matting. Unmatted photos are shipped in robust tubes. This helps to keep down the cost of shipping. In the rare event that your print is damaged, please return the damaged print to me and I will ship you a replacement.
Paying for your print
I accept all major credit and debit cards via paypal. You don't need to be a Paypal member to pay. Paypal allows me to receive payment. Just follow the onscreen instructions. Their site is fully secure and used by millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. Should you wish to pay by some other means, please contact me and I can sort this.
To ensure the best possible quality, your photos are prepared by me from scratch. I ship small photos by normal mail. Larger items are shipped with a courier (usually DHL). I will email you with a tracking number once your order is dispatched. I have found DHL have delivered photos to places like New York, Sydney Australia and Canada in under 3 working days but I usually advise customers to allow 10 days for delivery. Should you require an order quickly, contact me and I will see what I can do.
Using my images
If you wish to use my images for non-commercial use on the internet for personal sites like Myspace, facebook, please feel free but a link to my site is always appreciated. In fact I appreciate any links to my site. If you would like to use my images for commercial use, please contact me. My work has been used in a number of different publications and I can provide quotes on a case by case basis.
I set this site up in 2002 as a place to sell my photographic photo prints. When you buy one of my photos, you are not only buying a unique piece of artwork, you are also helping to support me as an artist. Without your financial help, I wouldn't be able to continue doing what I love to do - taking great photographic pictures.
This website is not run by a big company. On the contrary it is run by me the photographer. As such I always endeavour to make sure that the customer is happy with their purchase. I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not happy with the print for any reason, simply return it to me and I will refund your money (shipping costs not included). Please note, returned photographs must be returned in original condition and in original packaging.