Norwich, Norfolk-based photographer Andi Sapey creates images that capture the mood and energy of the moment. Engaging in portrait and documentary photography commissions, he explores the themes of working life, the arts, travel, music and education institutions. Working with digital and film enables him that develop descriptive images that help his clients to tell their story. He works closely with his subjects to achieve images that are creative and original – in the studio or on location.
Andi’s portfolio comprises of everything from narrative-driven environmental portraits to images of artists, creative practitioners, and musicians. Andi's individual way of seeing the world and his passion for life, people, culture, the arts, and landscape/travel are always present within his photographs.
Andi is also a part time Associate Lecturer on BA Hons Photography/Fashion Coms at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) since 2010.
University of East Anglia (UEA), The British Museum, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA), Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Little Brown Books, The Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Harper and Collins, KoboA-B, Unlocking the Archive (UEA, Norfolk Library, National Trust’s Blickling Estate), Darren Leader Studio.
2020 - BJP IPA International Awards 2020, Selected as one of the 20 winners single image category
2020 - Holt Festival, Sir John Hurt Art Prize - shortlisted
2014 - London Photographic Association, Let's Face It 10, Bronze Award
2013 - London Photographic Association, Let's Face It 9, Highly Commended
1992 - Anglia Polytechnic University, Photography competition winner of the Portraits Prize
2021 - BJP IPA International Awards single image category exhibition, SeenFifteen Gallery London
2020 - Holt Festival, Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Group Exhibition
2019 - DYAD, Dove Street Artist Portraits, Franks Bar Norwich, Solo Exhibition
2019 - Paper Jam Playhouse, Norwich, Group Exhibition
2018 - John Hurt as an Artist, Holt Norfolk, Group Exhibition
2017 - The Place in Between, Norwich Arts Centre, Solo Exhibition
2015 - N170 Creative Practitioners", Norwich Arts Centre, Solo Exhibition
2015 - Bruce Lacey and his Collection for Magnificent Obsessions", Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, Group Exhibition
2015 - Pop up Gallery of Music Photography, Open Norwich, Solo Exhibition
2014 - The Surge Collective at Forum Norwich, Group Exhibition
2013 - Outline Magazine, BBC Introducing Music Photography Exhibition, Norwich Library and Forum, Group Exhibition
2013 - SISJAC Japanese Fire Pots Exhibition, British Museum, London, Group Exhibition
2012 - Gifts of Encounter, Franks Bar Norwich, Solo Exhibition
2011 - BBC introducing "Music in Focus", Forum Norwich, Solo Exhibition
2010 - Norwich Music Identity, Stew Gallery Norwich, Group Exhibition
2010 - Your East, Photography of Japan and East Anglia, with Andy Crouch, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich