Andy was born in 1966 and by the age of 7 was taking his first photographs, using his granddad's Kodak instamatic. After leaving school he embarked on a career in civil engineering, specialising in water engineering, with dreams of eventually working with rivers and flood eleviation worldwide. In addition to work he took a position at 631 volunteer gliding school, where he reached the level of senior gliding instructor.
After being made redundant from work in 2009, Andy decided to take photography more seriously, graduating with a HND in 2012. His work has mainly centred on documentary/landscape style photography but he also produces images in the studio and using experimental techniques.