Andy Ilachinski

Andy Ilachinski

A Ph.D. physicist specializing in modeling complex adaptive systems (by day), Andy spends most of his free time with a camera. A founding member of Lorton Arts Foundation's Workhouse Photographic Society in 2009 (near Occoquan, VA), his photographs have won numerous awards, have been exhibited in many juried solo and group shows, hang in galleries, businesses, and private homes, and have appeared in numerous publications. Featured in Lenswork four times, spotlighted in Black & White twice, Andy also won the international book contest sponsored by the UK Black + White Photography magazine in 2007. His blog (, started in 2004) has been named one of the top 100 photography blogs by Photography Colleges ( Andy has just published a portfolio collection (containing images 2005-2015) along with ten of the most popular essays that have appeared on his blog during the last decade. Link:
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Articles by Andy Ilachinski

Photography: An Eightfold Path Toward Self-Discovery

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” – RUMI True photography, as a creative medium meant to express (and only rarely

Synesthetic Landscapes

"Color is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by