Moore is best known for his images of architectural and urban scenes. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions at Reflex Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Canada; and the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, USA. He is a co-founder of the Art of Science project, a university competition exploring the intersection of art and science. Moore is a photography professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, USA.
"In thinking about the Russia book, I had two guiding principles. One was to avoid as much as possible any well-worn stereotypes. Many of the places I photographed were actually located along the periphery of the country. I ended up shooting points east, west, north and south, but not so much in the middle of the country. Although this was something of an arbitrary choice, it worked out rather well, as one of Russia's great historical problems has been a lack of clear boundaries with which to define itself. The other idea was the use of contrasts, both within the subjects and in the layout of the book. The subject I am most fond of shooting is that which presents a multilayered pattern of use and history. For me they represent a cross-section of time: they address Russia's complex past, as well as the larger compacting and collapsing processes of contemporary history." ANDREW MOORE
Andrew Moore. Abandoned Missile Base Skripleva's Island, Far East, 2003.