Christopher Andrew, Director, Editor, Photographer

Christopher Andrew has worked for over twenty years for brands, agencies, and artists the world over. With a focus on live events, experiential marketing and timelapse photography, Andrew has worked with performing artists the likes of Nelly, Busta Rhymes, DJ Tiesto, BT, the Joffery Ballet, and Hellzapoppin Circus, and brands such as Verizon, Jameson, New Balance, Nike, Budweiser, Lulu Lemon, Jim Beam, and Sonos. Andrew has done regular work for major global agencies including Leo Burnett, FCB, Ogilvy, and Mosaic to name a few. All the while pursuing his passion for shooting time-lapse of cityscapes and the natural world, and directing unique experimental fashion shoots. Andrew worked on a trilogy of films for the planetariums, doing time-lapse photography of the night's sky from on-top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, and produced six separate time-lapse films for Grammy award-winning artist BT. 

Andrew’s unique approach to video and photography combines an early life experience of assisting a talented event photographer, and a documentary filmmaker, both working with cameras and as an assistant editor, while independently experimenting with double exposure and creating video installations using stop motion animation. His biggest inspiration and influence came from playing and studying jazz and learning how to collaborate, to listen, to improvise and find the story in the moment. Growing both as a musician, filmmaker and photographer simultaneously, his love for music became a core pillar to his photo and video practice, leading him to Chicago, where he founded Stoptime Live, an events-based production company, with over twenty years in the business. 

Andrew has worked extensively for legendary percussionist Kahil El’ Zabar, world-renowned artist Theaster Gates, and acted as director of video and photo production for Riot Fest. For over twenty years he has been documenting the life and work of Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, community activist, and cultural curator. Andrew expands his community-based work, and non-profit work, working with various charities and organizations such as Kennedy Forum, Streetwise, and Primo Center for Women and Children.

In 2020 during the global pandemic, Andrew returned to his birth state of Maine, where he now is expanding his photography practice in a new chapter at Lighthouse Studios.