Adventure / Travel / Parkour / Climbing / Buildering / Lifestyle
Andy Day is an internationally published photographer specialising in adventure sports, travel, architectural and landscape photography. He has been photographing physical interaction with the city since 2003. With an MA in Photography from Goldsmiths, he also speaks, teaches and writes about visual culture and the sociology of urban space.
Through participant-observation, Andy's work examines the body’s relationship with the built environment, wilful misuse of architecture, subversive practices, appropriation of space and place, edgework and social interaction.
Clients have included American Eagle, Jack Wolfskin, Gravis, Ecko Unlimited, Canon, Dairy Crest, and Yota. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world, including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Stuff, Front, Zoo, and Men's Fitness.
Andy is a senior writer for photography news website Fstoppers.
Teaching / Speaking
Andy often presents his work at academic conferences, most recently at Experiencing Architecture hosted by the Royal Academy of Arts, Urban Encounters hosted by Tate Modern and Goldsmiths, Exploring Embodied Research hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University, Lisbon Memory Symposium, and The Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati). He also appears as a guest lecturer.
Andy is one half of Landmann Studios, a partnership with conceptual artist Diego Ferrari, teaching workshops and short courses about photography, the body and urban space. In recent years, Andy has taught short courses at Central St Martins, London, and a series of workshops for the Royal Institute of British Architects in conjunction with The Barbican.
He is a frequent presence at parkour training events where he speaks and runs workshops on photography, urban space, and commercialisation, as well as teaching people how to climb buildings.
Permanent collection, The Public
2016 Toronto Urban Photo Festival
2016 ShAFF Lowepro Exhibition
2015 Framing Urban Narratives group show, Greenwich Gallery, London
2014 Habitus group show, Mennier Gallery, London
2012 Solo exhibition, The Public
2012 Group show, The Gathering, Diemar /Noble
2011 Solo exhibition, Hereford Photography Festival
2007 Black and White; Claire Galleries, Birmingham
2006 Inspired Art Fair; Christ Church Spitalfields, London
2006 Winner of Hidden London; IAF Photographic Challenge
2006 Building Blocks; South London Gallery
2006 New Public Spaces For Recreation; Van Alen Institute, New York
2013-2015 M.A. Photography and Urban Cultures. Goldsmiths, University of London
2002-2003 Postgraduate Diploma American Literature and Film. University of Birmingham
1999-2002 B.A Hons English Literature and American Studies. Aberystwyth, University of Wales