THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Apr18

Artist in Residence

Sirius

We take great pleasure in announcing the first ever Modern Mint Artist in Residence – the wonderful photographer Andrew Yates!

What is Andrew’s story?

At the age of six, with his first camera in hand (a Kodak Brownie, if you’re asking…) Andrew began developing his passion for capturing the wonderful moments of our lives.

Band of Brothers

 

After studying fine art and design Andrew travelled, his camera always with him.

Exploring the world and developing his style, he landed back in London in the early 90’s where he debuted in fashion and editorial photography, before moving into portraiture.

This technical nous and experience can be seen in some of his latest work, that we are so pleased to have available for you here at Modern Mint…

Faithfull

A move to Scotland ensued where his focus turned to wildlife, the countryside and its inhabitants.

Highlander

Recently Andrew has made a new base for himself in Salisbury. This is where we met him when we presented the Modern Mint shop at the Christmas Market in 2015. We laughed at lot with him. His personable manner and strong spirit is reflected in the work puts into each photograph.

Silverado

It is his choice to embrace the fine art Giclee printing process which seems to bring out the depth and vividness of his compositions.

We admire so much the themes he captures and his instinct for a striking moment, caught from behind the lens. It made him the stand out choice to be the first Modern Mint Artist in Residence.

Windblown

 

 

We hope you will love these art works as much as we do. They are available signed, mounted and in several sizes to suit your home. Please note some are limited editions (and so well worth buying quick!)

Enjoy the wonderful countryside art work of our first Artist in Residence, Andrew Yates.

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small business talks

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tobisho topiary shears

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