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Meet Andrew Hall of The School of Light

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Hall.

Andrew was born in Cambridge, England in 1962. He completed an arts foundation course at Swindon College before attending Exeter College of Art and Design, from where he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Graphic Design in 1984.

In 1989, he opened his own studio in London, England and rapidly established a reputation for bold, innovative work with a broad spectrum of clients including the top creative advertising agencies and design consultancies in London, Europe and beyond, shooting everything from cosmetics and moving liquids in the studio to abstract aerial photography from helicopters.

This experience facilitated a move to Los Angeles in 2005 with his wife and son, where he now lives and works. As a photographer, he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the medium, both as a committed and empathetic instructor and as an artist with an international reputation.

The School of Light was founded in 2014 and is dedicated to preserving the art and craft of traditional film photography, mentoring young photographers keen to learn the tried and true methods of the great practitioners of the medium.

Has it been a smooth road?
Moving from London to Los Angeles was a much bigger jump than I expected, but with the aid of some talented collaborators along the way, I think I’m beginning to decode this city.

I love the Frank Lloyd Wright quote: “If you turn the world on its side, everything loose will land in LA.”

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I established The School of Light, in downtown Los Angeles, as adjunct to my photography studio and as a place for students to expand their photographic vision in atmosphere of exploration, collaboration and above all fun.

At the heart of our dedication to keeping traditional processes and craft alive is our purpose-built 500 square foot darkroom, which serves our black and white film photography program.

Offering a wide variety of flexible class structures, from One on One study to inspirational workshops, and covering topics from Platinum Palladium printing to Light Painting, SoL is the school I always wanted to go to, but now get the privilege of running.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Los Angeles is getting to be a more exciting city day by day, and I want to get as much out of it as I can before the rest of the world moves here.

Great climate, liberal people, wonderful locations all around, just needs better public transport.

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The School of Light

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