- What prompted you to begin to pursue your art or your message?
I’ve always loved to tell stories, it’s that simple really. I want my art, photography and film to tell a story, whether this is about politics or love or crime knowing someone has indulged my creation makes me excited!
- Do you think most young adults lack the passion to pursue their goals or do they not really know what they are passionate about?
I don’t think young adults lack passion, I feel that as a generation we’re far more aware than we were before about society and politics. I do feel that its simply a lack of direction, especially in the UK. In England there is a distinct lack of passion in the education system, that’s not to say teachers are letting people down I personally have many teachers that have inspired me, instead the system lets them down. We have a very structured way of learning that doesn’t encourage creativity, many kids just get lost in the system because it doesn’t work for them.
- What things inspire you to continue working and learning?
I’m inspired by the need for change. I feel our generation needs to really make a mark on the world in a positive manner otherwise it will be lost, this inspires me every day.
- Who is your hero or role model? Why?
My role model has always been my father; I’ve always respected and listened to everything he says.
The way Casey Niestat lives is also a huge inspiration to me. His “Just Do It” attitude has been my mantra when I discovered his work three years ago.
- Favorite color, animal, song, book, and quote?
Orange or Red
Songs, there are too many! Top three?
Jamie T – Crossfire Love
Tiny Little Houses – every man knows his plague; and you are mine
Pink Floyd – Time
George Orwell: 1984
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, setup a life you don’t want to escape from”
- What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who wants to pursue your same field?
Just don’t give up, ever; no matter what. You’re better than resigning to a job you hate.
- Why did you choose the brand name you go by?
At the minute my brand is just myself: Andrew J Harman. I like my name, I feel like it’s easy to remember , although I’ve always wanted a nickname!
- Where do you hope to take your brand in the future?
I definitely want my brand to have a point. Not to say it’s pointless at the minute but I suppose right now it is only a memento mori, reminding me I need to do some work! I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to fulfill a purpose, that’s when I’ll truly feel alive.
Andrew Harman is a British photographer and creative based in the North East, aside from photography he is also very passionate about creating short films and moving-image art pieces. He is very passionate about the natural world and enjoys camping, hiking and exploring the coastline where he has grown up