The Social Landscape

Photographing the American Vernacular


Andrew Chasin
Los Gatos, California, USA

With no formal education or training in photography, Andrew Chasin recently purchased a camera and began using it to document the social landscape in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.  Focusing on the everyday and seemingly banal,  Andrew’s photographs attempt to reveal the visual complexity – and oftentimes chaos – of the world in which we live.

Ironically, given his decades long immersion in the technology sector, Andrew chose the traditional methods of film photography and silver gelatin printing as the vehicles for expressing  his artistic vision.  The imperfect, sometimes gritty, nature of film enable Andrew to create a visual metaphor for the streets and towns of modern society.    

B.Sc in Computer Science and Physics
University of Toronto, Canada, November 1989

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