Andrew photographing Alvin Ailey Dancers in South Africa
Frozen on Broadway for Vanity Fair BTS
Andrew Eccles was born in England and grew up in Toronto. His family moved to Hawaii in 1974 and he went to high school there and then in Vancouver. He attended the Ontario College of Art and then spent two years in Texas before settling in New York City in 1983. It was there that he decided to pursue photography seriously.
Within 3 months Andrew landed an apprenticeship with Annie Leibovitz lasting three years. That was followed by brief stints working alongside Robert Mapplethorpe and Steven Meisel.
In 1987, Andrew became a professional photographer himself and has been shooting celebrities, models, athletes, politicians, musicians, and dancers ever since.
Over the past 30 years his work has appeared on the covers of countless magazines worldwide. He has also created an abundance of advertising images for the film, television, Broadway, and music Industries for use domestically and abroad.
Throughout his career 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 in 1998 and his 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’s first book Ailey Ascending, published in 2008, celebrates The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 50th Anniversary and solidified Andrew’s longtime collaboration with the Company.
Andrew’s other longstanding relationship merges photography with his obsession for Ice Hockey. He has been photographing the New York Rangers for the past 17 years.
Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, In Style, People, New York Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN, Maxim, Tatler, Psychology Today, Popular Mechanics, Essence, Gotham, LA Confidential, TV Guide, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, AARP, Traveller, Golf Digest, Seventeen, Martha Stewart Living, Oprah, The Good Life, Everyday, Town and Country, More Magazine, Men’s Journal, Parade, USA Weekend, Elle, Outside Magazine, Texas Monthly, Self, Fitness, Shape, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, and L’Officiel. Disney, Buena Vista Pictures, Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Miramax, Paramount, United Artists, Touchstone, Universal, Open Road Films, MGM, and 20th Century Fox. ABC, ABC Family, NBC Universal, CBS, CNN, TBS, TNT, USA Network, Oxygen, Lifetime, Bravo, Fox, A & E, History, SciFi, E!, Style Channel, Hallmark, CW, Showtime, and HBO. Sony Music, Mercury Records, RCA, Blue Note, Universal Classics, Decca, Capitol, Curb, Sparrow, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Hyperion, Harper Collins, Pentagram, and Harlequinn. SpotCo Design, Serino Coyne, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York Rangers, DDB Needham, McCann Erikson, Chiat/Day, Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam, Kirshenbaum & Bond, BBDO, Vitamin Water, Dove, Milk, Deutch, Gray Healthcare, and Micromax.