About Andrew Piper of ColoradoSeen
I've been making visual art of one kind or another since childhood. Creating my own James Bond 007 toys, and building, painting and drawing model cars. I practiced some architectural
illustration in middle school and took a summer workshop in acrylic painting and life-drawing.
But I got my serious start when I was handed a plastic Diana film camera as part of a high-school art class and learned to develop my own pictures. Photography has been my medium ever since.
I was born in Vermont and raised in California and Illinois. As an adult, I have travelled a lot for various jobs, living in Chicago, Knoxville, Memphis, Indianapolis, Puerto Rico and Denver. I
have been in Denver since 1993, when I began working for the late, great Rocky Mountain News newspaper.
I've been producing my online photo magazine - ColoradoSeen - intermittently since 2010. http://coloradoseen.com
The magazine and DAS take all my available time, so I'm not involved in other communities or projects. I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association.
I am not currently teaching classes, but have some ideas for classes that are under
As a photographer, my work is primarily about the world as it exists in front of my lens. I find endless variety in the real world, and try to capture that without distortion or manipulation - what
you see is what was there. I find places where interesting things will happen - and then let them happen.