In 1971 Andrew hitched a ride from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; he was heading for Vancouver and his ride ended in Abbotsford, making it home. He worked at Clearbrook Photo Studio for a couple years then purchased the business in Cedar Park shopping centre in 1975. It was not an easy start however, with the love for the art and the perseverance to succeed, it has been a great 40 years.
He is an accredited photographer with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). He has been awarded Craftsman, Masters and other prestigious designations. He has studied with some of the great European photographic masters including Zeltzman, and through the years he has developed a 6th sense when it comes to lighting and composition which can be easily observed in his family portraits and body sculptures.