AVL = Andrew Volanandriana Lucien

My name is Andriantsiratahina(Andrew) Volanandriana Lucien (also AVL).  Everything that I have to offer has been the fruits of trial and error and exploration. I did not finish my studies, but I have used surroundings as my classroom. It has been this way for as long as I remember.

My art and photography are the physical representations of the things I have in my mind and the way I want the world to see it.
All of the pieces I have ever taken has it's corresponding poem or narration written in my scrap textbook. This is a way for me to remember the moment and to tell the story to those who see them.
Each piece I create starts with the places and people I visit, having amassed enough information I then imagine the scene in my thoughts and how I would interpret the warm or cold emotions that emanate from the area or the instant.

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Be the soul of your art

We live in a world where things that were once expensive and inaccessible to the masses are available to anyone. Cameras, lens, and even the tools used to process the photos we take everyday evolve in ways once thought unimaginable. But must we constantly go after that newest gear in order to make good work?

Take your mind off the gear for a moment and ponder this thought: All artists in the olden days only had a pencil, everyone had access to a pencil, how is it possible for the same pencil to perform differently in the hands of others? How can it not make those beautiful lines all the time? Quite simply, the answer is not the pencil but it’s handler. Likewise for the camera, it will only see what you instruct it to see, will only save the light you tell it to save. Train yourself to see the positivity and beauty of things around you, and you’ll be amazed at how much the world has to offer.

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