My name is Andy Stiller and I was born with Spinabifida and grew up in Crowborough, East Sussex, before moving to Brighton to take a degree in Physics and Computing at Sussex University. I went on to become a software developer for several years, but after a further spinal injury found full-time work too demanding so decided to promote the majority of my work under the title AndyHat Consulting. The name “Photography on Wheels” was suggested by a friend as a good title under which to exhibit my photography.
I now have a variety of part-time jobs. As well as ICT support and web design I work in the voluntary sector. As a volunteer IT tutor I help teach computer literacy.
I’m passionate about photography and I’m currently head volunteer photographer for three local non-profit organizations: the Men’s Network (some of my pictures have been used in their printed leaflets) and Brighton Carnival, for which I have also coordinated a team of volunteer photographers. My Carnival photographs can been seen on their website gallery and on the Brighton Carnival Flickr page. I also have had number of pictures on display in pubs and cafes around Brighton. I’ve provided flower photos for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and in 2009 entered the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.
All my photographs are taken from a unique wheelchair perspective.