Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Andrew Drawbaugh spent his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia. In the early ‘80s, he moved to Seattle, WA, where he studied black and white photography at The Photographic Center Northwest. His fascination with printing led him to Black Lab Gallery, a rental darkroom, photography school and gallery space in Ballard. With 24-hour darkroom access, Andrew honed his printing skills there for several years. Eventually, he abandoned traditional printing techniques and turned to a style of photographic montage in which he combines old, unearthed analog photographs with his own digital images in an effort to create an implied imaginary narrative, one in which the viewer, through passive observation, becomes a participant.