I am humbled and appreciative of compliments received about my photography over my career. Below are comments made through cards, emails, job reviews, photo contests and
“Andy is professional and a hard working photojournalist who can produce quality photographs in demanding situations. His technical expertise has allowed us to substantially upgrade the equipment
and the overall quality of photographs published in the Boomerang. While he can competently cover all types of news and feature assignments, he has been particularly successful at covering sports
assignments. I have always found Andy to be honest and direct in his dealings with the newspaper and with news sources. He has shown himself to be friendly and dependable in his dealings with fellow news staff members.”
letters of recommendation.
Don Black, Publisher, Laramie Boomerang November 2009“I admire someone who can pick up and move to an unknown community, leaving friends and colleagues behind to make a move that holds a lot of uncertainty. Andy has done that and made it work for him”.
Deb Thomsen, Managing Editor, Laramie Boomerang July 2007“Andy won both first place as well as second place in the July Wyoming Photo of the Month contest. You really have an eye for great talent”.
Rob Paine, Photo Editor, Associated Press August 2007“Excellent, moving photos from the serviceman’s funeral. It’s a tough assignment to shoot, but you handled it well. You served our readers well with a good selection of high-impact photos. Thanks”.
Jeff Funk, Publisher, Enid News & Eagle August 2006“I want to extend my congratulations to you on receiving the September Employee of the Month honor from the Enid News & Eagle. This is great news! I was so happy for you when I read about your award. Your photography coverage is outstanding and a valuable asset to this community. Keep up the good work. You are to be
commended for your dedication and commitment to excellence. You are extremely talented
and I enjoy viewing your creations.”
Dr. Cheryl Evans, Dean, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, September 2006“Just wanted to pass along congrats for making MSNBC’s Year of Photos for the shot of the Kingfisher fire on a stormy night. It is a wonderful photo. Also I want to applaud the photo dept. and editorial staff for putting your own year of pictures on the Web site. We enjoyed it.”
Zach Nash, Creative Department, Oklahoma Press Association, January 2005“I wanted to commend you for producing some pretty darn good photos for our Progress sections. As I’ve been proofing these sections I’ve noticed that our photos this year seem to be the strongest of the last three”.
Cindy Allen, Managing Editor, Enid News & Eagle March 2005"SNPA uses outstanding photographs from our annual Photo of the Year Contest for the directory cover each year. And, the photo you submitted is a wonderful example of photojournalism. Congratulations on having your photo selected for this year’s cover."
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, July 2005“You have done some impressive work at the News & Eagle. Plus, you have helped elevate the quality of photojournalism overall by nurturing other, younger photogs and by working with editors/reporters to try to improve the quality – or at least the probable – quality of assignments”.
Jeff Funk, Publisher, Enid News & Eagle, July 2005“Thank you, thank you, thank you for the photo you took at Booker T that we published in today’s paper. I’ve enjoyed looking at all the kid’s expressions. This may not be considered an award-winning photo by photojournalist standards, but it wins with me. Nothing is better for our paper than to get more faces.
You really accomplished it with this photo. I love it!