Andrew Lever, originally from Portsmouth, attended Bournemouth Arts Institute. Whilst there, he spent a lot of time learning traditional methods of printing in the darkroom. His love of photography really developed after having worked in the Fashion and Advertising industry for 15 years.
For the Wallflower collection, Milim Gallery has selected a series of photographs that Andrew took of horses.
‘I have spent this last summer photographing a group of wild horses and their foals in the New Forest of Hampshire in England. It was through regular visits that I gained the trust of each horse, allowing me to photograph them closely and in different scenarios. I began to notice patterns, textures and colour that I had never previously recognized before. The horse project is an ongoing one which I will continue working on throughout the winter.’
Andrew’s photography focuses mainly on travel and documentary, and prefers to work outdoors using natural light. His work has received numerous awards; he was a runner up for the 2006 Black and White Photographer of the Year Award from Black and White Photographer Magazine UK and in 2008, he was also awarded the Bronze and Merit Award from Black and White Magazine, USA. Following this in 2009, he held a joint exhibition at the Music Room Gallery in Mayfair and became a runner up in the Great British Summer Photo Competition. He also received the runner up for Professional Photographer of the Year for Contemporary Art.
Text edited by Kiri Scully