We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Sherman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrew, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
I shoot photos all the time. I edit them the next morning if possible. I never let them sit longer than 48 hours. I have a calendar on my phone and I put every appointment in the moment I get it. I listen to all opinions. I never assume I’m great at what I do.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have seriously pursued acting and music for much of my life. At the tail end of my stay in Los Angeles I finally went to the other side and started editing video. When I moved to Dallas I bought a camera and all the different art I had participated in gave me the unique experience of literally being able to put myself in the subjects place. I think, “How would I want to be seen if I was up here?’ I never post unflattering photos. I also don’t do too much editing. I just want to capture the subjects best self, not a sensationalized version.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Not a lot of friends visiting in 2020, but I guess a tour around Deep Ellum ending at Art Co. Probably have to drive down to the grassy Knoll as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
John LaRue owns Deep Ellum Art Company. I caught wind that it was opening and I knew it would have the bands I loved to see. With the help of the venue’s talent buyer, Michael Kervin, I pitched an open-mic to John. Little did he know it was my way of getting in to shoot and see all the shows. John let me in to shoot every night and I went and shot every night for over a year, I have since spread myself out to many other types of photography but I still shoot there. John has created a special venue on the mellow end of Deep Ellum. He also created an environment where all kinds of artist and musicians have found a safe space to create and thrive. If anyone deserves a shoutout, it’s John.
Additionally, Jaimie Seigle is the editor of Lone Sound Magazine and host of the Lone Sound Podcast. She is a one woman machine doing the job of 20 while she is about to get the first issue of the magazine out during Covid. When it comes out end of 2020 it will be the first Texas publication that is bilingual. Lone Sound Magazine is already online and focuses on music and culture in Texas.
Drewlio Photo, Laura Ferguson