Andy Comins is an award-winning photographer whose compelling images capture the beauty in the world around us, from the wonders of modern science to the character in a human face.
Collaborating with esteemed natural science writers, Andy has been privileged to work with and help renowned scientists illustrate their technical, ground-breaking research through fascinating visual imagery.
He is the grateful, two-time co-recipient, with science journalist Pamela S. Turner (pamelasturner.com), of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Both Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles, The Frog Scientist (2010) and CROW SMARTS - Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird (2017), present sophisticated concepts accessibly for young minds.
Andy's work has been featured in Science Scope magazine and recognized by the National Wildlife Federation.
A feature film location scout in the 1980s, Andy was recognized by A-list directors and production designers for his aesthetic sensibility and eye for design which culminated in his creative contributions to the 1990 Academy Award winner, Driving Miss Daisy.
A graduate of Harvard College, Andy has always been an advocate for children, and as an early childhood educator, he worked with migrant farm workers and their families. His passion and dedication, hopefully, in small measure, helped improve their children's lives.
Andy lives in Los Angeles with his beloved dog, Tess.