Andy Hann was born in 1962 and raised primarily in Southern California. Along with skateboarding and surfing, he developed a deep passion for art and design, which he followed into art school and then a prosperous 30-year career in entertainment advertising. After numerous awards and accolades he says that he woke up one day and decided he was all done pandering to clients, picked up a camera and just started shooting in the streets. “Street photography”, he says, “is now like a booger on my finger that I just can’t shake.”
Utilizing his formal design training and decades worth of advertising work, photography is a craft that seems to come quite naturally to Hann. Along with his strong sense of composition and use of natural light, he also has a passion for observing people and investigating outlying groups and subcultures.