I’m Andrew Kurcan, a photographer currently living and working in Denver. I’m a commercial product photographer by day, and an art addict/pusher the rest of the time.
Imagery has been my obsession for years, ever since I got my first 110 cartridge camera, and later a Polaroid instant camera. I took pictures of EVERYTHING. Seriously, I was that guy. Even then I would focus on things overlooked by my friends and family, usually with the reaction of “Why did you take a picture of that”? As I worked my way through the arts, learning more about composition, design, staging, lighting, and production, the reactions slowly became “I never would have though to take a picture of that”… Wherever my professional pursuits in music and show production took me, a camera was always by my side.
Photography became a way for me to express not only my mood and location, but the interaction that took place at that precise and singular moment. I began to view the world around me quite differently, almost as if it was a layout spread, waiting for sections to be moved into place. My inspiration was the spaces I lived in, existed in. When I wasn’t working, I was out shooting. When I was working, I was thinking about shooting. I was hooked.
In the past few years I decided to take a risk and try to move from an amateur to professional photographer. It’s been a wild and wonderful trip thus far, exposing me to a variety of people, situations, and places. I am in fact living my dream, and I still make sure I find time for art that is purely my own, regardless of the medium – a simple way to keep expressing myself. This project is a result of that time, an way for me to hopefully inspire a community as much as they have inspired me.