PROFILE

Photographer with two decades of experience creating compelling images, with a particular focus on band portrait and live music photography. Has published work that has been seen in underground music venues across the US and Europe. I take ugly photos of dubious people.

EDUCATION

2017 A.A.A. Tidewater Community College (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Studio Arts, with concentration in Photographic Media Arts, Magna Cum Laude

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2001 – present Senior Technical Support Engineer, Photographic Products
Canon Information Technical Services, Inc. (Chesapeake, Virginia, USA)
Duties include: Issue research, support material development, training, technical writing, reporting
1998 – 2001 Key Lab Tech
Ritz Camera (Chesapeake, Virginia, USA)
Duties included: Day-to-day operations of running a photo lab, including quality control, maintenance of lab equipment, and the printing of customer’s photographs

VOLUNTEERISM

2017 Assistant Gaffer
First Weekend Glassworking Demo @ PACC (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
Assisted main gaffer Ed Francis in demonstrating the art and technique of glassblowing.
2017 Volunteer Art Director Assistant
Gallery @ Tidewater Community College – Visual Arts Center (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
Assist hanging of 2-D artwork in the gallery for the 46th student design & art exhibit.
2017 (Scheduled) 2017 Glass Art Society Conference – Norfolk
To assist in the setup of the 2017 GAS Conference.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Proficient in the written and spoken English language.

FELLOWSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Member, American Society of Picture Professionals
Member, Tidewater Community College Student Art League
Member, Glass Art Society

TECHNOLOGY

Proficient in the use of various technologies, both hardware and software based, involved in the creation of professional quality photographic work. This includes the use of camera equipment, both analog and digital, of various capture formats, as well as the software required to process images in a modern manner. Proficiency also includes the processing of analog images, both film and prints, in a traditional darkroom. Capable in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2017 This Was Our Time…
McKay, A., Blurb, ISBN: 1366248082

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2017 Ed Gibbs & Portsmouth Museums Award for Excellence in Photography
46th Annual TCC Student Art & Design Exhibition, TCC Visual Arts Center (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017 Beyond 340
McKay, A. (Editor), Blurb, pp. 3 – 4, ISBN: 1366082079
2017 “Review: Andy McKay’s Photo Exhibit: This Was Our Time…”
Brian McDonald, Hardcore Norfolk (Web)
2002 Permanent (LP, CD, and other promotional material)
Count Me Out, Indecision Records (Garden Grove, California, USA)
1999 340 High Street
Tidewater Community College (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
1999 On Our Way (LP and CD)
Time Flies, Indecision Records (Garden Grove, California, USA)
1998 Keepin’ It Rad (7″ Record)
Handplant, Backfire Records (Germany)
1998 Self-Titled EP (7″ Record)
Time Flies, inVAsion Records (Virginia, USA)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 “This Was Our Time…”, Solo Exhibition
The Groove Record Shop (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
2017 “46th Annual TCC Student Art & Design Exhibition”
Tidewater Community College – Visual Arts Center (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
2017 “Genesis 2017”
Penninsula Fine Arts Center (Newport News, Virginia, USA)
2017 “Spring 2017 Stockley Gardens Festival Emerging Artist Exhibit”
Hope House Foundation Stockley Gardens Arts Festival (Norfolk, VA, USA)
2017 “May”
Percolator (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
1999 “28th Annual TCC Student Art & Design Exhibition”
Tidewater Community College – Visual Arts Center (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
1998 “1998 Thomas Nelson Community College Student Art Show”
Penninsula Fine Arts Center (Newport News, Virginia, USA)