Holly Andres, highlighted by the Robert Mann Gallery of NYC, is an up and coming Portland based photographer whose hyper-stylized images work to convey a narrative while stimulating a viewers pleasure sensors associated with rich, vibrant tonality. Andres style is very similar to that of Crewdson, while hers tends to lean toward the brighter, and distinctively more feminine side of life, as do her narratives. Andres last few works have concerned themselves with adolescence loss of innocence, and seemingly without any male adult cameos. In her seductive Sparrow Lane series, Andres reveals the curious activities of three young girls in manicured environments.
In the hyper-real, sentimentally female subjective world that Andres portrays, one is not mistaken in observing the suggestive power of images. The richness in colors and beauty that is laid into each gratifying piece of the story is playful and without blemish, as is idealized American youth.