Holly Andres is a talented fine art and commercial photographer and director, who was born in Missoula, Montana in 1977 currently based in Portland, Oregon. Holly started out shooting mostly fine art, she uses photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Andres carefully orchestrates stylized scenes, which she then suspends and shoots at the height of dramatic tension, seemingly moments before or after a major shift of events. Typically her images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext.
Holly Andres has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Istanbul, Turkey and Portland Oregon where she lives and works. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Art in America, Artforum and many others.
She received her B.F.A. from the University of Montana in 2002, and her M.F.A. from Portland State University in 2004.
The suitcase contained everything the woman had left. At nightfall, the sisters ran their fingers through her box of burdens, applied her makeup, their lips kissed by the secrets of the Fallen Fawn.