about our team

elastic lens is a San Diego based joint duo of producer Andrea Mavros and photographer Alex Kershaw, specializing in product photography and art documentation. 

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Andrea manages the many moving components of production at Elastic Lens. Originally from Chicago, she now calls Southern California home. Andrea’s talent lies in combining her business sensibility with a creative mind for problem solving. These skills merge with her background in fine arts education and administration to oversee each project as it moves from concept, to development and execution. She loves the challenge of assembling the right combination of talent and resources in response to the specific needs of each shoot and watching its product come to fruition. Her “leave no stone unturned” attitude and ability to predict the unexpected ensures that your work will be delivered on time and within budget. Most importantly, her generous nature and warm personality ensures a stress-free experience.

Master of Education in Teaching & Learning (Art Education), DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

 
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Alex is an award-winning photographer and video artist born and raised in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Southern California. His photo and video work has been exhibited at prestigious museums in Australia, Europe, South America and Asia. He is known for his ability to tackle any project with an innovative and conceptual perspective, where his evocative use of light and keen compositional eye are put to the task. 

Working with Alex means experiencing his meticulous work ethic and devotion to pre-production as well as his humorous Aussie personality. As he often remarks, “I don’t leave anything to chance, but I embrace the unexpected.”  His contagious enthusiasm and spontaneity keep spirits high when working on set. When not photographing commissioned assignments or writing his book on crime scene photography in Los Angeles, he can be found ocean swimming or hosting experimental dinner parties. Alex enjoys both the technical and conceptual challenges involved with crafting images that make an impression and takes pride in ensuring that the images you imagine are transformed into reality.

Master of Arts in Art History, Theory and Criticism, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego.

Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Art and Design, Sydney, Australia.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.), University of New South Wales, Art and Design, Sydney, Australia.


Clients: Vogue, Audi, Chee Soon & Fitzgerald, Tomkin Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, City Beat San Diego, University of California, University of New South Wales Australia, The British Council and more.

Editorial: Belle Magazine, Architecture Australia, RealTime Arts Magazine Australia

Publications: Look!: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980 by Anne Marsh (Macmillan Art Publishing, 2011)

Awards: Kodak AustralAsia, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, USA, Asialink, American Australian Association, National Association for Visual Artists, Australia Council for the Arts, Goethe Institute