“ Andrew's current push is towards active lifestyle, aiming to shoot for clients like Nike and Vans.”
The third oldest of seven kids, Andrew hails from the desert city of Phoenix, AZ.
After 20 years in the heat, he ventured off to the East Coast, spent some time in
southern California and eventually landed in the great Pacific Northwest, which he
now calls home.
Even at the young age of 27, Vanasse is actively defining and honing his signature
aesthetic. He sees this as an ongoing endeavor and feels like he’ll always be trying to
be a better photographer than he was the day before. To him, if you stop trying and
start settling, then you’ve achieved all you wanted to achieve and it’s time to move
on. That’s why he loves this industry, “It’s always pushing you to learn more and to
In his drive to increase his national exposure, Andrew is constantly producing new
personal work. His current push is toward active lifestyle, aiming to shoot for clients
like Nike and Vans. He’s also pursuing editorial work and putting out projects such
as his ongoing Adjective Portrait series. This series is an ongoing set of self portraits
in which he acts out different adjectives in a subtle but slightly humorous way.
As he continually works on landing more commercial clients and bigger editorial
stories, his ideal first A-list celebrity to photograph would be none other than Kylo
Ren himself, Adam Driver. Just a helpful hint.