Andi Schreiber

Andi Schreiber


Andi Schreiber. As If, from series Pretty, Please.
Archival pigment print. 11” x 8.5” sheet size (image area approx. 10” x 6.5”).
Open edition.

$175, shipping included.

Pretty, Please

These photographs, from the ongoing series Pretty, Please, are begging you to look. Envelop me with your eyes and do not let go.

When I was in my thirties I heard the expression "Invisible Forties." I couldn't imagine how sexually inconsequential I’d feel throughout this decade. This series is interwoven with my domestic existence. I’m a devoted partner and constant caretaker. Despite expansive growth, something has dimmed. The need for pleasure is no longer a priority.

Midlife is like a second adolescence filled with feelings of uncertainty regarding sexuality. Our hearts may be deeply connected to a long-term partner but our bodies get bored. Turning the camera on myself has allowed me to take stock as a chapter closes.

I want to remain vibrant. I want my body to be useful. Disappearing is not an option.

Artist Bio

Andi Schreiber (American, b. 1966) is a fine art and documentary photographer. A lifelong New Yorker, Andi was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and currently lives in suburban Westchester County with her husband and two sons. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan and was a photojournalist in the Boston area before returning to New York to work as a magazine and newspaper picture editor. Her photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications. Andi is also an event and portrait photographer, a photography mentor/instructor, a blogger and founder of Eye Candy Editions, a bookmaking venture.

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