Art of Andrew Bush: Vector Portraits

People Culture

LA based artist Andrew Bush graduated from Yale University with an MFA in Photography in 1982 and has been pursuing the Vector Portraits series since he moved to Los Angeles in 1989. For this series of photos he uses his car as a tracking device, strapping a medium format camera and a flash gun to the side of his car, and then, basically, going for a drive and snapping away at his fellow motorists.

The Vector portrait series is eerily intimate – reflecting those fascinating moments of imagination you experience when you peer into someone else’s automotive bubble.

It’s an often-repeating truism that Americans become who they really are only when they are behind the wheel of a car. Bush tempts us to imagine what that reality consists of.

The work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College (Wellesley, Massachusetts) and Staatliche Kunsthalle (Baden-Baden, Germany).