Stella, Between Wilmot & Kolb
Imagery of a trip from the past into the present
by Andrew Krause
This is a photographical autobiography that focuses on a specific time and place in my life. The 15 page preview you will see on this website (book is 42 pages) contains most of the text in the piece, the rest is mostly imagery. The subject in the images (me, dressed in slacks and a tie) depicted in the work represents an older "self" as he examines, relives and remembers his younger "self". I hope it inspires you to smile and laugh and that you experience the work as I did when I created it. If you think about your past at all through the viewing of this book than it will have served it's purpose.
I am a High School Football Coach from Tucson, AZ. I study photography at the University of Arizona. My work mainly focuses on self portrait, self examination and humorous, true, untrue and sometimes absurd, narrative. I can't paint, draw, sculpt or write, so I focus on communication through a visual narrative. The stories I tell exist everywhere, in every walk of life, in everyone. I like to think that I don't "create" anything. These stories, concepts and ideas exist in everyone, in our culture, I just do the illustrations. The "art" in my work is the attempt to make a connection with the viewer through an illustration of a common ground that I believe exists between myself and the viewing audience.