Andrew Eccles became a professional photographer in 1987 after a three-year apprenticeship with Annie Leibovitz and brief stints working alongside Robert Mapplethorpe and Steven Meisel. He has been shooting celebrities, models, athletes, politicians, musicians, and dancers ever since. Over the past 35 years Andrew’s work has appeared on the covers of countless magazines worldwide including Rolling Stone, Esquire, Time, and The New York Times Magazine. He has created an abundance of advertising images for the film, television, Broadway, and music Industries for use domestically and abroad. Andrew has been invited by the Academy to make portraits of Oscar winners backstage and been sent to the White House on 6 different occasions.
Andrew has also had long standing relationships shooting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dance and the New York Rangers hockey team, both for over 20 years. Andrew has received numerous awards from both the Society of Publication Designers and Communication Arts. American Photography Magazine named Andrew one of the 100 Most Important People in the Industry. Andrew’s iconic portrait of Robin Williams for the cover of the New York Times Magazine taken in the year 2000 is housed in a time capsule installed behind the Museum of Natural History in New York City, not to be reopened until the year 3000. Andrew and his wife Meryl currently reside in Los Angeles, California.