About APW Photography

Andrew P. Widdowson, proprietor


Image by Gosia Rybka

Photographer’s Statement

I feel fortunate to have photography as a purely artistic outlet in my life. It balances out my day job in tech 😃. For over a decade, I’ve truly enjoyed collaborating with creatives of all backgrounds, making vivid and evocative images come to life. I’m normally based on the west coast in California, but I travel all over the world to shoot, including many places on the US East Coast, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia, France, and the UK.

My Top Values

  • creativity
  • communication
  • preparedness
  • professionalism

Kind Words

Vivian Cove

Professional Art Model, Northern California

“Andrew is a very lively, creatively spirited, and technically savvy art photographer. My experience working with him on a six day tour out in the epic landscapes of Utah was nothing short of positive, for he generated lots of creatively compelling ideas, provided ample feedback and direction, and was open to collaboration. Furthermore, I felt very safe and valued throughout our creative process as he gave me lots of space to be present with my emotional needs and assert my boundaries whenever I saw fit. He made every effort to make me feel valued as a collaborator and I cannot thank him enough for the enrichening experience of working together!”

Gosia Rybka

Model, Photographer, Engineer, Northern California

“I’ve shot with Andrew quite a few times on either side of the lens. As a beginner model, I appreciate the way he directs the model on poses, often demonstrating them on himself first. He is helpful, encouraging and professional. He communicates with care and respect which creates a safe environment and helps the model feel at ease.”


Model, Dancer, Northern California

“Shooting with Andrew was one of the highlights of my modeling career! He’s so creative, professional, and easy going - I cherish the photos we’ve made together. If you are a fine art model, you’ll be surprised with how different (in a good way) Andrew can be! If you are a model who is considering trying fine art for the first time - Andrew is a perfect introduction, though he’s a high bar. I can’t recommend him enough!”

Cassie Williams

Model, Healthcare Worker, Columbus, OH

“My experience shooting with Andrew was truly unforgettable! He is very professional and make sure I was comfortable every step of the way. Andrew’s personality and creativity are perfect for his profession. I am looking forward to future shoots with him!”

Mary Hatch

Model, Yoga Studio Owner, Pittsburgh, PA

“I’ve had the pleasure of modeling for Andrew on multiple shoots including indoors and outdoor - fashion, boudoir, yoga, and swimwear. He is extremely respectful and professional and always makes sure I’m completely comfortable. He gives helpful coaching but encourages the model to be creative and expressive. Anyone working with him can expect a safe, positive space.”