My goal is to use my camera to explore life, allowing my images to guide self-discovery and shape my understanding of the world. Viewing life through the lens of a camera has provided me with new ways to interpret reality as well as a way to share my vantage point with others. I enjoy how the quest has brought me into contact with people who I might otherwise never engage, yet who expand my worldview and my concept of life as an art form. Through this never-ending journey of discovery I hope to build new relationships, find new opportunities and most importantly go on new adventures.

 

I use a variety of films and cameras to create my images. My choice of subject comes from instinct and a desire to engage in the stories that unfold around me. I seek to capture the unknown and unobserved, chasing the light within the shadows and telling the stories that might otherwise remain untold. I am inspired to compose by the contrast of light and dark, using the changing light of day to illustrate the visions from my dreams. Vivid color photos articulate the beauty of a landscape, while B&W imagery enhances feeling and mood.

 

I use slow shutter speeds and low fi cameras to explore the movement and passage of time. I strive to capture rarely viewed and exotic scenes and present them in an intriguing way, allowing the story of the landscape, skyline or waterway to speak in vivid detail. I photograph strangers on the street because I am curious about their story—where they have been and where they are going. I am on a constant quest to tell an entire story through a single image of a lined face, a shy smile, or a rugged tattoo. Photography has enticed me to look at and experience the world with a new depth of awareness, and I hope to share the wonder of my journey with my audience.

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I was finally able to meet up with Andy for a photography lesson involving seascapes, composition, filters and technique. It's no wonder Andy's pictures really tell a story with great emotion. Andy really knows how to look at a scene and pick out things that wouldn't be obvious to us newer photographers. I'm hoping t… Read more

I was finally able to meet up with Andy for a photography lesson involving seascapes, composition, filters and technique. It's no wonder Andy's pictures really tell a story with great emotion. Andy really knows how to look at a scene and pick out things that wouldn't be obvious to us newer photographers. I'm hoping to take the info I learned and improve my skills. It's great to know that there are some really nice people out there that don't mind sharing their skills to help others enjoy this great hobby. Thanks Andy and looking forward to our next meeting.

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March 10, 2013

Andy is a great Flickr friend and very skilled photographer. His work is always so full of life and reflects his positive outlook on life. He really knows how to capture a simple moments and the way he does is truly special and unique.He has an eye for capturing life with a different perspective,visiting his stream is… Read more

Andy is a great Flickr friend and very skilled photographer. His work is always so full of life and reflects his positive outlook on life. He really knows how to capture a simple moments and the way he does is truly special and unique.He has an eye for capturing life with a different perspective,visiting his stream is always a pure joy. Every image he produces is beautiful and different. Andy really knows how to put the magic in his works.It doesn't matter what he photographs,he does everything perfectly: landscapes,seascapes,cityscape, street portraits and other. I am proud to have him as a friend. best wishes :) Ania✿

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July 4, 2012

An everyday artist, Andy's photos never cease to amaze me. he always has a creative trick up his sleeve and presents them in all glory. His landscape shots are so good, I keep drooling over it for a long time! I especially like long exposure landscape shots and action shots. I really admire the way Andy captures lif… Read more

An everyday artist, Andy's photos never cease to amaze me. he always has a creative trick up his sleeve and presents them in all glory. His landscape shots are so good, I keep drooling over it for a long time! I especially like long exposure landscape shots and action shots. I really admire the way Andy captures life in LA, Long Beach and other areas of California. He can make any place look very beautiful with his amazing photography skills. Thank you Andy!

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September 22, 2011

Every time Andy posts a new picture I wish it was mine! I can't believe the quality and variation of his work, almost always jaw dropping! I don't do testimonials, but I finally broke, and wrote this one :)

March 7, 2011

Andy tiene su mente hecha para la fotografía. No hay mucho que decir, simplemente mirar su galería. Paisajes soñados, largas exposiciones, líneas mágicas, arquitectura de otra dimensión... Siempre encuentra eso que habitualmente nosotros no vemos, y entonces lo convierte en imágenes de una belleza y un nivel impresion… Read more

Andy tiene su mente hecha para la fotografía. No hay mucho que decir, simplemente mirar su galería. Paisajes soñados, largas exposiciones, líneas mágicas, arquitectura de otra dimensión... Siempre encuentra eso que habitualmente nosotros no vemos, y entonces lo convierte en imágenes de una belleza y un nivel impresionantes. Además, y por encima de todo es un contacto formidable. Gracias por tu arte Andy!

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January 3, 2011

Andy is true artist in every sense of the word. His keen eye, his technique and his affinity for beauty have made his images some of the most breathtaking I have ever seen. Since I don't live anywhere near California, I especially love the photos he takes there. But his talent is not limited to the beach- he has angl… Read more

Andy is true artist in every sense of the word. His keen eye, his technique and his affinity for beauty have made his images some of the most breathtaking I have ever seen. Since I don't live anywhere near California, I especially love the photos he takes there. But his talent is not limited to the beach- he has angles and twists and curves and perspectives that are mesmerizing. I am inspired each time I see a new photo that Andy has taken.

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November 15, 2010

Andy is a newly discovered contact of mine. We have only been contacts for a couple week now & I have to say that I am completely blown away by all of his images. They are so full of inspiration & emotion. I can just look at his stream over & over again. I just new I had to write a testimonial after viewing his power… Read more

Andy is a newly discovered contact of mine. We have only been contacts for a couple week now & I have to say that I am completely blown away by all of his images. They are so full of inspiration & emotion. I can just look at his stream over & over again. I just new I had to write a testimonial after viewing his powerful images from Haiti, which by the way had me in tears, especially the little boy on the slide. I've actually had that image in my mind for last 2 days since viewing it. Your a true inspiration to anyone that uses a camera.

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October 12, 2010

Andy was the first person to come into the store that day, rushing to the back counter where I was with his broken guitar. The tears in his eyes made it obvious enough that this had to be a rush job. To fix his guitar I needed to find a replacement for his 70 gauge rare phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings which s… Read more

Andy was the first person to come into the store that day, rushing to the back counter where I was with his broken guitar. The tears in his eyes made it obvious enough that this had to be a rush job. To fix his guitar I needed to find a replacement for his 70 gauge rare phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings which snapped the night before while doing a benefit concert for a local non-profit of anarchist single moms with foot fungus. There was a young lady friend he was going to woo with his golden voice and new breed of guitar playing, but she was going out of town that evening and wanted to serenade her outside her duplex window before the moving truck came in order to convince her to stay. I searched through the office to find something that would replicate these rare guitar strings, but ended up finding a solution! This homeless lady who infamously wandered the streets for years decided to shave off her head in a protest of womens rights, so I banded together 900 strands of her silver, oily hair with the earwax of a unicorn I was saving in my junk drawer, strung it on the guitar, and he rushed to the castle-like duplex for his woman. Andy was still single 5 years later. I don't know the result of his escapade in front of the duplex, but I do know he now carries the same passion for his photography. His long exposures are the best! Just look at the cord he uses for his remote timer, and make a wild guess of what it's made from.

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October 7, 2010

Andy's work brings a refreshing and different view of what I see on a daily in Southern California. I am always getting surprised and inspired by his photos. His work shows me that there is always a fresh angle somewhere! I always love to see passion in a photographer's work and he definitely shows it in his stream! … Read more

Andy's work brings a refreshing and different view of what I see on a daily in Southern California. I am always getting surprised and inspired by his photos. His work shows me that there is always a fresh angle somewhere! I always love to see passion in a photographer's work and he definitely shows it in his stream! Keep up the good work!

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August 12, 2010
Yen Baet says:

Andy's stream is a jewel among the thousands of streams here on Flickr, and I am one of those who are lucky to have found it. The variety of images he presents to us are never boring; they range from seascapes to portraits, and cityscapes to silhouettes -- all captured in beautiful light and well thought-out compositi… Read more

Andy's stream is a jewel among the thousands of streams here on Flickr, and I am one of those who are lucky to have found it. The variety of images he presents to us are never boring; they range from seascapes to portraits, and cityscapes to silhouettes -- all captured in beautiful light and well thought-out composition. There is much to look forward to and I'm never left disappointed.

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August 10, 2010

To consistently produce work that is both technically brilliant and visually striking takes something special. Andy's work is special, you'll be very glad you checked it out

July 29, 2010
Fabiela says:

A photographer in his element. Sweeping skies, landscapes, converging lines, tilted angles, perspective, light and a touch of magic is Andy's style. Powerfully unique and has the ability to leave you in awe! A true artist who knows how to capture the most wonderful images. I'm forever grateful for the inspiration… Read more

A photographer in his element. Sweeping skies, landscapes, converging lines, tilted angles, perspective, light and a touch of magic is Andy's style. Powerfully unique and has the ability to leave you in awe! A true artist who knows how to capture the most wonderful images. I'm forever grateful for the inspiration and vision you share with us!

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July 28, 2010
John Wood says:

What can I say about Andy... well, one thing is for sure, he never disappoints! There are a lot of talented photographers in Flickr but I only know of a handful that are at his level. His brain is hardwired for photography and you can tell by the genius framing techniques and his unique processing. Andy is a master at … Read more

What can I say about Andy... well, one thing is for sure, he never disappoints! There are a lot of talented photographers in Flickr but I only know of a handful that are at his level. His brain is hardwired for photography and you can tell by the genius framing techniques and his unique processing. Andy is a master at mixing it up which makes it even more fun to check his stream every day... his work is such an inspiration, just hope some of it rubs on me! hahaha...

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June 15, 2010

Andy has a natural eye and mind for photography. The first time I saw one of Andy's photos, I was stunned. It was an architectural photo and his use of lines and tones were utterly perfect. Since then, I've discovered that beyond a brilliant knack for lines, Andy fills frames with emotion and beauty. His ability to… Read more

Andy has a natural eye and mind for photography. The first time I saw one of Andy's photos, I was stunned. It was an architectural photo and his use of lines and tones were utterly perfect. Since then, I've discovered that beyond a brilliant knack for lines, Andy fills frames with emotion and beauty. His ability to capture a mood, and enhance it with perfect toning, is nothing short of brilliant. Regardless of your own personal style and preference, Andy will show you something you'll love. Take a look...he'll amaze you!!!

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May 27, 2010
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Ajax's images are full with air and light, and they always remind me of freedom - that of life and of creativity. Andy, thanks for sharing your world view with us and be sure that I learn only by looking at your wonderful, big images.

May 4, 2010

Well, I never wrote a testimonial, and never planned to write one. But Andy really deserves one. I've been following his photostream for quite a while, and the more time passes the better it is. What I like most about it? His ability to surprise me! What turns him on is not always what turns me on, but he always delive… Read more

Well, I never wrote a testimonial, and never planned to write one. But Andy really deserves one. I've been following his photostream for quite a while, and the more time passes the better it is. What I like most about it? His ability to surprise me! What turns him on is not always what turns me on, but he always delivers a refreshing, carefully constructed, original view. And when he hits my sweet spots, it feels so good. If you are into cute-bikini-chick-holding-puppy-with-xmas-tree-bokeh-in-hdr type of shots only, well Andy's work is not for you. But if you wanna be surprised by what, day by day ,a man whit a camera can see in ever changing ways, you MUST follow his stream. Don't believe me? Go check his "after dark" set for example, and we'll talk about it later.

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April 21, 2010

Ajax8055 has an amazing collection of images. His work is unconfined to one subject, opening up the world for all to see. With exceptional skills, he brings to life the ordinary and transforms it into a masterpiece. There is always something fresh and unique delivered to his photostream, that will make you stop, stare … Read more

Ajax8055 has an amazing collection of images. His work is unconfined to one subject, opening up the world for all to see. With exceptional skills, he brings to life the ordinary and transforms it into a masterpiece. There is always something fresh and unique delivered to his photostream, that will make you stop, stare and leave with an incredible memory.

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March 13, 2010

I think I met Andy and his pictures shortly after he got on Flicker. His talent was and is obvious. His skill and passion for photography result in images that are well crafted and visually striking. As good as his pictures are; I think he may be an even nicer human being. Perhaps there is a Mayberry, California.

March 12, 2010

Andy, You are my "One Step Ahead" and it sure has been a great ride. Living in the same city we have crossed paths not only shooting the sights but the freeways, the eateries, you name it. One day our cameras will meet but for now, it really is something to watch Los Angeles from your eyes. You show me and the world a… Read more

Andy, You are my "One Step Ahead" and it sure has been a great ride. Living in the same city we have crossed paths not only shooting the sights but the freeways, the eateries, you name it. One day our cameras will meet but for now, it really is something to watch Los Angeles from your eyes. You show me and the world a fresh perspective with the likes of wonderful architecture, images from the sea to the mountains and nature abound. Your travels with images of compassion and emotion. Continue to be "One Step Ahead", I really get inspired from your work. Thanks for being a genuine Flickr Friend.

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February 24, 2010

Andy you put in your work something that is really yours! your angles your perspectives your own way to express what you see i absolutely love your night shots, they all have the freshness that night needs ..it's like you've developed a natural and passionate language with the night and the lights! I admire y… Read more

Andy you put in your work something that is really yours! your angles your perspectives your own way to express what you see i absolutely love your night shots, they all have the freshness that night needs ..it's like you've developed a natural and passionate language with the night and the lights! I admire your work and your point of view my friend! Thanks for sharing always Andrezza

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February 24, 2010

"ajax8055" 's photostream is a place to showcase how to capture and use lightings in such a beautiful way. All photos are so inspiring with unique compositions, which are unforgettable. I love your work my friend.

December 3, 2009

I am absolutely amazed at Andy Kennelly’s photography! Andy is able to combine everything I admire in a photographer: amazing eye for composition, great camera skills, and excellent post-processing techniques. His work is extremely compelling. Andy’s subjects are varied, his photostream is complete: landscapes, arch… Read more

I am absolutely amazed at Andy Kennelly’s photography! Andy is able to combine everything I admire in a photographer: amazing eye for composition, great camera skills, and excellent post-processing techniques. His work is extremely compelling. Andy’s subjects are varied, his photostream is complete: landscapes, architecture, abstracts, portraits, nature, still life and hey, even flowers! Andy’s night and indoor shots are outstanding ~ and these are not the easiest to do! Sometimes his pictures are very natural and real ~ and sometimes they’re brilliantly, boldly processed – but they’re always extraordinary. I especially love his use of golden hues ~ he knows exactly how to use them and those images are delightful to the eyes. I see hundreds of beautiful images every day, but his work stands out. What a creative, excellent, versatile photographer! In addition to being a remarkable artist, he is also a very kind, cool guy ~ a wonderful contact to have!

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November 21, 2009
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I’ve ponder very long and hard on what to say about Ajax8055 (Andy) (a.k.a. Alex – inside joke :~)….. because I really wanted to get this one right. Of course if you have a look around Andy’s photostream you become instantly aware that, Damn, this guy is good!!!! And not just because he takes “good” photographs, but be… Read more

I’ve ponder very long and hard on what to say about Ajax8055 (Andy) (a.k.a. Alex – inside joke :~)….. because I really wanted to get this one right. Of course if you have a look around Andy’s photostream you become instantly aware that, Damn, this guy is good!!!! And not just because he takes “good” photographs, but because there is something deeper at work here, an intensity and brilliance that begins to open up your mind to the fascinating play of light and shadow that is all around us but that only he has synthesized to such a high degree with his camera lens that you have no place to hide from the stark reality he places right before your eyes and that is this: THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!! (Or at least California is). And that beauty can be a butterfly floating on a warm breeze or the glaring sun reflected off the surface of an angelic statues face or the gleaming floor in a quiet cathedral. I’m glad that I met Andy early on in my Flickr excursions and it’s been lots of fun trading quips in our comments but when you get right down to the brass tacks of photography he is hands down a master of light, color and composition and we all can learn much from the images he shares with us. Thanks for being a true and unselfish Flickr friend and keep doing what you do best, challenging us to visual perfection!

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November 10, 2009
mm767cap says:

One of the best things about Flickr is that you can actually make a good friend who you've never actually met. Andy taught me that through his posts, comments, and images. I love his fresh perspective, interesting vision, and wide variety of subject matter. When I DO get around to actually posting a picture, Andy is… Read more

One of the best things about Flickr is that you can actually make a good friend who you've never actually met. Andy taught me that through his posts, comments, and images. I love his fresh perspective, interesting vision, and wide variety of subject matter. When I DO get around to actually posting a picture, Andy is always quick to comment and offer a nice thought, or some other sort of hilarious sentiment. I'm truly blessed to have Andy as a contact, and I highly encourage you to check out his photostream. I'm certain you will enjoy the ride!

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October 1, 2009
Bean* says:

One of the things I love about Andy's work is that it is never boring. He's always trying new ideas and pushing himself to find creative ways of capturing light, color, mood, movement, energy, life etc. He really is an exceptional artist. Being good friends and going on photoshoots together, exploring this world of p… Read more

One of the things I love about Andy's work is that it is never boring. He's always trying new ideas and pushing himself to find creative ways of capturing light, color, mood, movement, energy, life etc. He really is an exceptional artist. Being good friends and going on photoshoots together, exploring this world of photograpthy together, is such a treat, thanks my friend. You and your family mean the world to me. Here's to many more great shots :)

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August 15, 2009