Andrei I. Gere is a Montreal-based photographer, creative director and pursuer of wonder.
With a background in graphic design and sciences, composition and color are distinct elements that give Andrei’s photography a unique, vibrant style with the goal of bringing out the beauty of places and creating visual memories.
Andrei’s passion for photography started as a child, when he first picked up a single lens reflex camera, looked through the viewfinder and turned the focus ring to eliminate the blur. He embarked on a journey to capture places, people and other elements that the naked eye may not be able to notice, analyze or savor on the spur of the moment.
His motivation grew even stronger after winning a magazine contest which had as theme Cityscapes. The winning image was a shot of Downtown New York taken from Liberty Island and showing a guard house on a pier, with a view of skyscrapers faded in the background, where the World Trade Center once was. The work is titled “Metropolitan Watch”.
His current mission – freeze time and capture the world for later, when the mind’s eye and mental images start fading and the details become foggy.
“Pictures are not only works of art, but monuments in time.”
Andrei’s love for photography and drive for capturing the magnificence of this world took him across United States twice, along the Historic Route 66, the American Southwest and Southern California, Mexico and Costa Rica.
His work is often described as revealing, as it brings out the raw beauty of places that would otherwise seem ordinary, making them memorable and unique, while turning even the extraordinary into wondrous.
Andrei now works as a creative director in the e-commerce industry, splitting his time between Los Angeles and Montreal.View his work online at:
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