Hello, I am D’Andre La Mar Ford, a freelance photographer born and raised in Los Angeles. Thank you for taking the time to look at my site.
I began taking snap shots when I was child on camping trips when I was in the Boy Scouts. Later on my father loaned me his Minolta XG9 to use for my photo class. Then I started using it to take photographs of my friend’s punk bands.
I studied photography at Los Angeles Valley College and Santa Monica College, and majored in photojournalism with these instructors Bob Crosby, Roger Graham, Thea Litos Julia Dean and Don Battle.
At Valley College I was a photographer and photo editor and sports page editor on the Valley Star, the schools newspaper and darkroom tech.
I have shot events such as the Soul Train Music Awards and Lady Of Soul Awards, La Femme Film Festival, Riot Fest also College Hoops Classic. And countless numbers of live bands, parties and weddings.
Bands that have published my work, Engenherios Do Hawaii (Simples de Coracao) and Jugheads Revenge’s, Dead Lazlo’s Place and Glue Gun, Hurley Burley, Milestone.
Photographers I’ve worked for, Andrew Strauss, Peter Dokus, Robert Feronne, David Nagel, Jerry Avenaim, Jeff Katz, and Stephan May.
I have over 10 years of experience in photography.