I've been a photographer since 1970. My goal at that time was to never work for the same company for the rest of my career. That has been accomplished. I went to Milwaukee Area Technical College from 1970 -1973 and have an AAS degree. I've attended many seminars on the various fields of photography and have had several excellent photographers teach me many things you don't learn in school. Never working for the same organization for many years has given me a wide range of experience.

My photographic career has spanned five major areas of photography:

and Photo-journalism

I found my pleasure and passion as a Photo-journalist. I've been writing all of my life, but working for news organizations helped the writing pursuit more than any other venue. My writing niche is feature writing; those pieces that allow one to express their unique voice and entertain an audience at the same time. You can find the major portion of my writing at
Andy Towle

Since being a Photo-journalist in Arizona (1995) I've won many photo awards (I think 23-24? not sure) through the Arizona Newspaper Association (ANA). I've won two first place awards: A Feature News Category Image and A Sports Category Image. The rest have been mostly second place, third place, A Pro-bono award for an ad, and a few Honorable mentions.

It has been an exciting time. Having five different photo-careers, I've gained and retained much knowledge from each discipline which has helped me greatly over the decades of my photographic experiences. Whatever your need is, visit all of the pages and decide if my qualifications meet your need. Thank you.