ANDREW HALL PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN
Andrew Hall Photography & Design. Artist / Photographer passionate about exploring desert landscapes, abandoned buildings and austere places where few humans go. My photography has been evolving recently and this journey continues to be an interesting and fulfilling exploration of technical skill combined with artistic expression. I hope you enjoy the work as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.
I started my career in graphic design in early 99/2k and shortly after started AMI Studios Inc, in 2001. A marketing firm in Southern Nevada, AMI specializes in graphic design, web development and Internet marketing. My experience in business development and marketing have allowed me to continually expand my skill and offer services to start-up companies and small businesses. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more about my company.
In my Post-Apocalyptic Photography series, I showcase how the world of today, sometimes reflects the apocalyptic worlds of fantasy / fiction writers, filmmakers and other story tellers.
Desert Photography is a series of landscape photography. I first started shooting landscapes to capture the exquisite beauty of the desert, and have since began to include various other landscapes into this series. Including ocean and beach shots, some wildlife and will continue to add more to this expanding shelf of my portfolio.
Industrial is a series of photos that I’ve only recently begun. These images illustrate the grand presence of the machine world in our everyday lives, which is not often seen by most people. These complex structures and elaborate systems are the magic behind our daily existence and yet go unnoticed by most people. This project attempts to bring these images to the fore of our consciousness.
Night Ops is a series of photos I’ve taken that captures the mystique and beauty, only achievable in low light conditions. This type of photography is very difficult to get right, and requires extra time and planning to execute successfully.
Military Photography includes images captured at events, air shows, museums and military demonstrations. This section of my portfolio is continuing to expand and showcases new images on a regular basis.
History and Background
A career in marketing was not even a dream when I graduated from High School. Realizing that my home town of Vacaville, CA offered little opportunity for me, I went into the Air Force to seek adventure and life experience. While stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, I met my wife Flora and started a family shortly after being discharged in 1989. Working as a limo driver, security guard and various odd jobs, eventually led to a job in loss prevention with JC Penney.
My employment with JC Penney opened up an opportunity to move my family to Nevada where the job market was booming and the housing market was affordable. Arriving in Henderson, NV in 1996 my wife Flora and I managed to buy our home using the VA loan and borrowing money from my dad to help cover closing costs. JC Penney provided good pay and stability for the family but it felt like something was still missing.
After nearly 10 years, I left the steady income and security of working for JC Penney and survived off the modest salary Flora brought home and our small savings. I studied graphic design and computers while looking for a job as a graphic designer. Knowing I would have to start at the bottom, I landed a job in a warehouse for a print shop. This turned out to be the right decision and it didn’t take long to work my way up to lead designer, but still I wanted to do something more interesting.
After two years working for that printing company, I decided to start my own company. Again I chose to leave the security of a steady job and a paycheck to start a new career, but this time with a plan.
AMI Studios Inc was started from my living room in 2001. Working as a freelance website designer / graphic designer, I started building Flash websites for a small group of friends and clients. Even in those early days, I was convinced that websites are not meant to be static forms of sales media and that has remained my philosophy for every project I work on.
Since the beginning of my career as an entrepreneur, I realized the value of strong relationships in business and have worked at forging key relationships with my clients. The fact that AMI Studios is still in business today, is a testament to that endeavor.
Clients often turn to me for my experience and knowledge of Internet technologies to help them establish their online presence. I work side by side with business owners to bring their visions to life and in doing so provide a solid foundation for many successful business ventures.
After so many years as an entrepreneur, working with clients such as Nevada Broadcasters Association, VH1, Terrible Herbst and many others, I have decided to scale down my business and once again work from home. My new focus is to continue working with a small group of loyal clients to maintain and grow their web presence, while expanding my knowledge and skill in the field of fine art photography under the brand Andrew Hall Photography & Design.
Stay tuned to see what’s next in this diverse and creative journey.