Music video director and photographer Andrew MacNaughtan is known for his keen eye and creative art direction, MacNaughtan brings a unique vision to each project, seen in the direction of over 50 music videos, the album art photography of over 150 releases and the press & publicity material for several recording artists and celebrities.
MacNaughtan has photographed such premier artists as Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion, the Barenaked Ladies, Alanis Morissette, 3 Doors Down, Michael Buble and Nickelback. His eclectic style adapts to a wide range of subjects, from the progressive – cutting-edge rock band Simple Plan – to the sophisticated – the official portrait of Her Excellency, Madam Clarkson, the Governor-General of Canada. MacNaughtan has been the principal photographer for rock icons Rush since 1989, photographing all their tours, promotional materials and album art. In March of 2006 MacNaughtan raised $55,000 for families in Africa living with HIV/AIDS with his Art Gives Hope art exhibit fundraiser in conjunction with World Vision Canada, featuring over 60 images of his most striking work. He received national media attention with his project that include coverage by CTV National News, ETalk, Entertainment Tonight Canada, The Toronto Star, Mix99 Radio, Chum FM, Breakfast Television, CP24, and Global National News where he was named by news anchor Kevin Newman as “Hero of the Week”.MacNaughtan has won numerous awards over his 25 year career, including four Juno Awards, for Our Lady Peace, Tom Cochrane, Rush and Jann Arden, two East Coast Music Awards and a MMVA for his work with Great Big Sea.