the drake equation in leiden, nl, 2021

unfortunately our expansive show of THE DRAKE EQUATION in the Old Observatory at the University of Leiden is in lockdown again and can’t be visited in person, but here is a link to an on-line presentation.


drake equation in the sternen passage wien, 2020

An installation of THE DRAKE EQUATION can be seen in the Sternen Passage in the MQ until April.  Thank you Sabine Jelinek for the invitation.


Tear sheets/Editorial, 2019

Tear sheets and spreads from assignments and commissions. WALL STRRET JOURNAL, BRAND EINS, B.I.G., NEON etc…


The drake equation on the Photobook journal, 2018

Thanks to Doug Stockdale for featuring THE DRAKE EQUATION on the PhotoBook Journal.


the drake equation + National Geographic, 2018

THE DRAKE EQUATION featured on National Geographic. Thank you Nadia Drake!


The drake equation + the washington post, 2018

THE DRAKE EQUATION  on The Washington Post.


THE Drake equation in Oxford american magazine, Eyes on the South, 2018

THE DRAKE EQUATION is featured on the Oxford American Magazine in the series Eyes on the South, curated by Jeff Rich.


the drake equation in wired magazine, 2018

A feature of THE DRAKE EQUATION and a story about our weeks in the National Radio Quiet Zone in Green Bank,WV . in Wired Magazine. See more about the book here.


the drake equation on Conscientious, 2018

THE DRAKE EQUATION  featured on Conscientious Magazine with a very insightful reveiw by Jörg Colberg.


the drake equation @ it’s nice that, 2018

THE DRAKE EQUATION  featured on Its Nice That with a great reveiw by Ruby Boddington.


new book – the drake equation, 2018

Paul Kranzler and I are happy to announce our book THE DRAKE EQUATION. Order a Special Edition with print, or pick up a trade edition at Fountain Books. Thank you to Isabel Latza for the beautiful design See more about …

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the drake equation, 2018

together with Paul Kranzler


the drake equation,

Paul Kranzler / Andrew Phelps




special edition – the drake equation, 2018

THE DRAKE EQUATION is available as a pre-release Special Edition with print(s) For the trade edition please visit Fountain Books



I just extended my commissioned series for the Wienerberger AG by visiting the plants in Brickhaven, NC and Roanoke, VA. Based in Vienna, this building supply manufacturer has plants world-wide. I spent a week in North Carolina and Virginia making portraits …



Over Land, 2017

FOTOHOF edition


Over Land, 2017

An ongoing look at Austria and the Alps.


CFS book featured in OUTSIDE Mazine online, 2017

When I was a young boy and devoured Outside Magazine for its stories of adventure I never would have thought that the first photograph I ever made, as an 11 year old, may someday be published there. But behold, Cubic …

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HIGLEY on Art Narratives, 2017

There is a nice story about my last 10 years of work in and around HIGLEY, AZ right now on Art Narratives. You can check out the book here


Österreich Bilder / Facing Austria, Salzburg Museum, 2017

Excited to have a new body of work, OVER LAND,  be a part of a new publication and show in the Salzburg Museum, curated by Rainer Iglar and Michael Mauracher and Fotohof Come out for the opening of ÖSTEREICH BILDER …

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new commission for Wienerberger AG, 2016

I just finished a commission for the Wienerberger AG. Based in Vienna, this building supply manufacturer has plants world-wide. I spent a week in Straubing, Germany making portraits of several employees. Thanks to Büro für Kunst for all of the …

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Commission for Wienerberger AG, 2016

A series of photographs commissioned by the world’s leading producer of bricks and roof tiles Thanks to Moritz and Valerie at Büro für Kunst for the coordination. This series  is from the Wienerberger plants in Straubing, Germany, summer and fall 2016, …

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Cubic Feet/Sec. in Scope Gallery, Hannover, 2016

Cubic Feet/Sec. is being shown at the Scope Gallery in Hannover until the end of the month. Thanks to Ricus Aschemann and Maik Schlüter for the invitation. The show is a part of the MORE TO COME festival running in Hannover.


As with all bright constellations – Lothringer 13, Munich, 2016

Paul Kranzler and I will be showing work from the DRAKE EQUATION for the first time. Curated by Jörg Koopmann and Simon Starling, the show will be up in the Lothringer 13 in Munich Opening on Friday 22. July Running …

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Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden – until May 26, 2016, 2016

Together with the Forum für Zeitgenössische Fotografie in Dresden, I have work from HIGLEY and HABOOB up until May 26. Please stop by if you are in town. Thank you Jürgen Schmidt from the Forum and Iduna Böhning from Raskolnikow …

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arizona trilogy – soiz gallery, passau, 2015

I will be showing excerpts from my last 3 Arizona projects, CFS – Haboob – Higley, in the Soiz Gallery in Passau, Germany. Opening will be on Friday Dec. 4th at 7 pm. The show will run until Jan 15, …

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the Drake Equation, in Zeit Magazine, 2015

THE DRAKE EQUATION, a long term project I have been working on together with Paul Kranzler has just been published in the latest issue of  Zeit Magazine. Grab a hard-copy in order to read the excellent text from Alard Von Kittlitz.


CFS review by Karen Jenkins, Photo-Eye Blog,

Karen Jenkins has written an insightful review of Cubic Feet/Sec on the Photo-Eye Blog.


An Interview / Portrait., 2015

Thanks to Katharina Precht, Nicole Jenichl and Philipp Kneissl for the studio visit and video interview. In german, which still sounds funny coming out of my mouth, but a nice view into my world at the moment, and back 34 …

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a show and book presentation in Eboran Galerie Salzburg, 2015

The new work Cubic Feet/ Sec. is being shown for the first time in my show “Über Land” in the Eboran Galerie in Salzburg until July 27 I will be giving a guided tour at 18:30 on July 1. Here …

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Cubic Feet/ Sec. – Interview, 2015

on Urbaunautica by Bärbel Praun


Cubic Feet /Sec.,

34 Years in the Grand Canyon


Cubic Feet/Sec., 2015

FOTOHOF edition


Cubic Feet/Sec. – 34 years in the Grand Canyon,

My newest book, Cubic Feet/Sec   will be released in April. As with most of the books in the past, this one is available with a print/book edition. C.F/S. 108 pages, 18×23 cm 58 color images soft-bound, gate fold covers …

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Opening Februar 6th in Munich, 2014

  On Thursday Feb. 6th there will be an opening of work from HIGLEY and HABOOB  at Jo Van De Loo in Munich.  Opening starts at 6 pm. The show will run until March 8. Theresienstrasse 48, Munich.


720 at Feroz Gallery, bonn, 2013

A selection from 720 (two times around) is being shown at the Feroz Gallery in Bonn. The opening is on December 6 and the show runs until January 17th. I will be there with Stefan Brunnhofer. Skate by and say hi…


Die Kartografie des Bildes – MdM Salzburg, 2013

Until January 26th there is a very early series of photographs of mine which can be seen in the show Die Kartografie des Bildes In 1994 (yes, 20 years ago..) I paddled a sea-kayak the length of Baja California in the …

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On site – Commissioned portraits in the Salzburg Museum, 2013

  Opening on Saturday, October 19 is the show Archeologie!? in the Salzburg Museum where I am showing a series of 18 portraits of contemporary archeologists at work titled ON SITE As was the intention, you may be surprised at how …

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Higley and Haboob, together at last…, 2013

    On Saturday, September 7th at 4 pm my show ON THE EDGE, photographs from Higley and Haboob will open at the Gallery LhGWR in The Hague, Holland. This is the first time that the 2 series are shown …

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Haboob on Hippolyte Bayard, 2013

A review by Fabio Severo, 2013


haboob on Hippolyte Bayard, by Fabio Severo,

Fabio Severo, the author of the Hippolyte Bayard blog has written a comprehensive review of HABOOB.


Shoe Scheer, Vienna for Wall Street Journal Magazine, 2013

I had the chance to photograph the Viennese based cobbler Markus Scheer in his family’s workshop which has been in place since 1816 You can see the results in the April issue of the Wall Street Journal Magazine or catch …

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haboob featured on landscape stories, 2013

    Fabio Severo has included HABOOB in his curated issue of Landscape Stories.


Print-for-a-Book swap 2013, 2013

  To keep my library up to date with so many of the great books I didn’t purchase in 2012, I am once again offering a Print-for-a-Book swap. Jem Southam, THE RIVER WINTER Alec Soth, BROKEN MANUAL Richard Rothman, REDWOOD …

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Andrew Phelps, 2013

By Martin Hochleitner for CAMERA AUSTRIA. (german)


photo-eye best books of 2012, 2012

I was asked again by Photo-Eye to list a few of my favorite books from 2012. Most of them have been featured on the BUFFET, but check out the entire list from all 29 book freaks.  


Haboob at Robert Morat Gallery Hamburg, 2012

Haboob will be shown for the first time in the Robert Morat Gallery in Hamburg. Robert was pivotal in the days of Higley so I am excited to be showing the follow up project in his space as well. Stop …

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720 at Brunnhofer Gallery Linz,

When I deram of skateboarding I’m Mike Mcgill. When I dream of photographing, I’m Robert Adams “720” (two times around) will be opening on Sunday at the Brunnhofer Gallery in Linz. Opening party, Sunday, October 21, 7 pm show  will …

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HABOOB, 2012



UNSEEN Amsterdam, 2012

Opening tomorrow, September 19, and running until sunday, you can see the new HABOOB work and book presented at the booth or Robert Morat at the UNSEEN Fair in Amsterdam.



HABOOB is finally done, thanks again to a whole team of friends at Kehrer Look for the book soon, thanks if you have ordered a Special Edition, you should be getting all of the info via email.


Back from AZ. HABOOB to be printed next week!!, 2012

After 3 weeks of photographing in Arizona, my  new book HABOOB is almost ready to go. There are still Special Editions available, so help support the project by picking up a book and a print of your choice! HABOOB Hardbound …

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quiet please, so i can see you., 2012

                      an interview by Kai Behrmann on Art of Creative Photography.  


Interview – The SIP Filter, 2012

Rotem Rozental talks with me about my work


A New Book and Special Edition,

HABOOB editions available now


Haboob, 2012

A violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer, bringing sand from the desert. From Arabic habüb “blowing furiously”. The Higley story continues . . .


“720” newsprint edition available now, 2012

Its quite trashy compared to the original, but somehow suites the whole project just fine.. This newsprint catalogue has been released for a show of  “720-two times around” in the Gallery Brunnhofer in Linz in October 2012. I am selling …

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“720” newsprint edition,

a trashy version of the oringinal 720 book


Photographs Not Taken, 2012

Edited by Will Steacy Introduction by Lyle Rexer Paperback, 232 pages Daylight, 2012 Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographers’ essays focused on failed attempts to make a picture. Conceived and edited by Will Steacy, each photographer was asked …

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interview on the “art of photography” by kai behrmann, 2012

Andrew Phelps: “Higley”  


a video interview about higley,

watch a video interview here:


Interview – “The Exotic and the Mundane”, 2012

in Landscape Stories by Gianpaolo Arena


Thoughts on Making a book, 2012

Fabio Severo of the Hippolyte Bayard Blog gave me a chance to share some thoughts on making books


Interview, 2012

NOT NIIGATA in Ahorn Magazine, by Daniel Augschöll, Anya Jasbär


ICP Lecture is now on-line, 2012

Thanks Phil Block and everyone at ICP for the chance to talk last year. A short video out-take of the lecture is now online. ICP Lecture series – Andrew Phelps


The Forty-Eighth at Monorchid, Phoenix,

Some work from HIGLEY is included in a group show at Monorchid which opened on February 14th, marking the centennial point of Arizona’s statehood. With Mike Lundgren, Andrew Phelps, Jason Roehner, Jesse Rieser, William Rugen , Thomas Schultz, Tiffiney Yazzie, …

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Sight_Seeing wins GOLD!, 2012

The book Sight_Seeing has been awarded a GOLD medal at the German Photo-book Awards 2012. Here the jury’s thoughts. Sorry I only have them in german: Dieses Projekt ist eine unwahrscheinlich gelungene Sache: die Tirol Werbung hat sich darauf eingelassen, sieben …

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Alpine Half-Life, 2012

An ongoing project of the Alps.


Baghdad Suite, 2012

by Femke Lutgerink, FOTODOK


Point Sublime, 2012

Limited Edition book and print by Andrew and Brent Phelps 1984-2011



by Michael Werner for TWO-WAY


720 (two times around), 2012

Sebastien Zanella for DESILLUSION magazine


Higley, 2012

by JIm Casper for LENS CULTURE


higley, 2012

Jasmin Haselsteiner for EIKON magazine (german)


interview, 2012

for WICHERT magazine by Renate Diehl, Stefan Karl (german)


Thoughts on Making a Book, 2012

Fabio Severo from Hippolyte Bayard gave me a chance to share my thoughts on book making. Be sure to keep up with his blog as it is one of the best out there for photography. Thanks Fabio. Hippolyte Bayard Blog …

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Realstadt, 2011

I was invited to be a part of an interesting book project this fall, documenting the architecture exhibition REALSTADT in the Kraftwerk Mitte in Berlin. Curated by Martin Heller and Angelika Fitz, the show presented nearly 300 architecture models of …

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Interview with Landscape Stories, 2011

Here is an interview from last month on Landscape Stories, an on-line magazine edited and directed by Andrea Gaio, Claudio Bettio and Gianpaolo Arena. Landscape Stories


POC in the new Ahorn Magazine, 2011

JUSTIN JAMES REED has written an insightful article in the new AHORN MAGAZINE about photography collectives of recent years. Justin is a fellow member of POC and ends the piece with his feelings of working within a collective. His words hit close to home and …

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Sight_Seeing, 2011

Hatje Cantz


Higely and the New Topographics, Linz, 2010

HIGLEY and MAPS AND LEGENDS are featured as “contemporary postions” parallel to the legendary NEW TOPOGRAPHICS exhibition which is being shown for the first time in its entirety in Europe. Also in the show are Joachim Brohm and Mario Pfeifer. …

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Higley interview on e-photo review, 2010

Fabio Severo, who writes the HIPPOLYTE BAYARD blog, interviewed me for E-PHOTO REVIEW. We talk about Higley, the book, and how it all came about. E-Photo Review


720, my new self-published book, 2010

720 – (TWO TIMES AROUND) is available now. Check out the details HERE or go straight to the BUFFET for more info. You can see them live for the first time at the FOTOBUCH TAGE in Hamburg from June 4-6. Where I will be around lecturing and …

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Not Niigata in Die Zeit, 2010

For the germen speakers out there, Die Zeit has a series of NOT NIIGATA images running this week. Die Zeit


Photoscala review of Not Niigata,

For those german readers, here is a review of NOT NIIGATA by the german magazine PHOTOSCALA by Marc Peschke.  


Not Niigata in Eikon Magazine, 2010

A selection of NOT NIIGATA can be seen in the current issue of EIKON MAGAZINE in their “Eyes on Japan” feature. Eikon


Not Niigata interview in Ahorn Magazine, 2010

AHORN MAGAZINE, an online photography publication edited by Daniel Augschoell and Anja Jasbär has just published an interview with me about the new NOT NIIGATA book. Please check it out and spend some time with their interesting project. Ahorn Magazine


Realstadt, 2010

An experimental city documentation


New Topographics – Revisited,

The classic Eastman House exhibition revisited.


720 (two times around), 2010

Self published


Thanks Yuki!, 2009

I have met an interesting artist and all around great guy in Shibata City. YOSHIHARA YUKIHIRO, is a media artist who has now taken on the massive task of bringing order to the archive of images which his family has accmlulated …

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“cross cultural” review by elizabeth avedon, 2009

Elizabeth Avedon featured Not Niigata and various projects here.


Interview for Two-Way Lens, 2009

There is an interesting blog by MICHAEL WERNER which asks 3 simple, yet pivotal questions which are then answered by selected photographers. He asked me to give my thoughts. TWO WAY LENS is a project designed to inform and inspire emerging photographers wanting …

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Higley at Lens Culture, 2009

Thanks to Jim Casper and LENS CULTURE for highlighting HIGLEY. Check out the list of great books they have in their archives and add the BLOG to your early morning ritual. Lens Culture


Not Niigata, 2009



Global Photography, 2009

Global Photography. Looking at/Looking in


European Eyes on Japan, 2009

Box set of 3 catalogues from NIIGATA


Baghdad Suite, 2008



Higley at Robert Morat, 2008

HIGLEY is opening tonight, January 12,  in the Galerie Robert Morat in Hamburg, starting at 6 pm. In case you happen to be in the “Hafenstadt” please stop by for a Becks, a bread-stick and a big taste of middle …

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