Andy Pilsbury is an award-winning photographer with deep roots in the Midlands (UK). Combining an instinctive understanding of light and an eye for fine details his images and series have a luminous, observational quality. They reveal both the external iconographies and inner lives of his subjects, and the deep, often hidden, connections between them.

With a strong focus on subcultures, lost arts and the edge-lands of modern life, Andy’s immersive, collaborative approach enables him to dig deep and tell stories that matter. He has worked with subjects as diverse as Hells Angels and English cowboys, farmers and Elvis tribute artists, getting under the skin of contemporary life in the UK and beyond.

Andy brings this same attention to detail and passion for fresh, contemporary image making to his work with commercial clients. He has collaborated with artisans, design agencies, brands, non-profits and businesses from the UK to Kenya to communicate their message incisively and emotively through film and photography.

Commercial representation -
 Lisa Pritchard Agency, London.

Publications & Features

Telegraph Magazine, Esquire, New York Times, Resurgence & The Ecologist, The Earth Issue, Loupe, Spark-Out of Place Books, Anywhereblvd, Creative Review, Marie Claire, The Epoch Times, The Scotsman, Vice / Noisey, Professional Jeweller, Revolution Magazine, Vimeo Staff Picks, Grolsch Film Works – Vice, Archive Collective

Distinctions

RBSA Photographic Prize - Highly Commended Award - 2021
Creative Review Photography Annual - Honourable Mention - 2020
Creativepool Photography Bronze Award -  2020
GRAIN Dummy Photobook Award – 2020
Lisa Pritchard Agency Futures –  2019
Creativepool Judges Choice Award 2016
Creative Review Photography Annual - Best in Book 2015

Exhibitions

2021
- RBSA Photo Prize Exhibition, Birmingham
- Planted, Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham 
- FORMAT21: East Meets West Fringe Exhibit, Online
2020
- FORMAT20 Off Year: Cancelled due to COVID-19 
2019
-Still: Stories of the Jewellery Quarter, Iron House Gallery, Birmingham 
2018
-PHORM presents Circus, Spaghetti Junction/Dig Brew Co, Birmingham
-We’re Still Here, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham
2017
-PHORM presents BHX’IT sponsored by Carhartt WIP, Birmingham
-IN:SIGHT, Summer 17 Exhibition Castle Galleries, Birmingham
-RBSA Photographic Prize Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
-Fertile Ground, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham
2016
-IN:SIGHT, Summer 16 Exhibition, Castle Galleries, Birmingham
2015
-Tabula Rasa, Boxxed, Birmingham
2014
-Baba Namdev Marg, BCU, Birmingham
2012
-Brazil to Digbeth, The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Education
MA Photography - Distinction - BCU 2016
BA Hons Photography 1.1 - BCU 2009 







©Andy Pilsbury 2021