About the Book
The images in this book represent a humble attempt to capture spirit with my lens.
They are broken down into four "landscapes" of the soul: Water Flow, Entropic Melodies, Spirit & Light, and Micro Worlds. Each offers a unique glimpse into the ineffable mystery we call the world.
Water Flow shows glimpses of dynamic processes at work; though the processes themselves understandably remain hidden; Entropic Melodies hints at the boundary between life and death; Spirit & Light reveals the physical magnificence and splendor of sacred spaces, as created by human hands, though the spiritual object of devotion lies only in the heart of the observer; and Micro Worlds shows the extraordinary resplendent beauty that may be found even in abject banality, but only if the self recognizes that it is its own landscape of the soul.
Spirit & Light has been published in Lenswork Extended Edition #71 (Jul/Aug 2007); Micro Worlds has been published as a featured portfolio in Lenswork (print and CD editions) #76 (May/June 2008).
A Ph.D. physicist specializing in modeling complex adaptive systems by day, Andy is a published photographer who spends most of his free time with a camera. A founding member of Lorton Arts Foundation's Workhouse Photographic Society in 2009 (near Occoquan, VA), his photographs have won numerous awards, have been exhibited in many juried solo and group shows, hang in galleries, businesses, and private homes, and have appeared in numerous publications. Featured in Lenswork four times, spotlighted in B&W magazine twice, multiple-time finalist in the prestigious B&W Spider Awards, and published on many on-line magazines and blogs (including Luminous Landscape and Shadow & Light magazine), Andy has also been featured in Stone Voices magazine and won the international book contest sponsored by the UK Black + White Photography magazine in 2007. His blog (started in 2004) has been named one of the top 100 photography blogs by Photography Colleges