Drew Gray is a photographer, composer, and educator seeking to make the world a more inspiring & creative place.
Through his wide array of creative pursuits, Drew has built a strong reputation for innovation and technical excellence.
Drew is known as a photoshop enthusiast and is also an Adobe Certified Associate. Before establishing his career as an architectural photographer he built experience photographing both weddings and commercial projects. Today Drew has the incredible opportunity to shoot and retouch some of the most beautiful spaces in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. You can also view some of Drew's personal projects here.
Drew's proficiency for photography equipment, workflow, and post-processing has led to his work as a consultant to professional photographers & enthusiasts alike. His blog is devoted to helping photographers master the technical aspects of their craft and close the creative gap. Drew is also developing more exciting ways to share content so be sure to subscribe for updates to receive the latest information.
Drew is usually found active with his family of four. In his free time you'll find him to be a composer & technology enthusiast. Drew is also an avid minimalist. His rational stance on minimalism has allowed him to continually pursue his dreams while remaining focused on family and other quality relationships.
Once referred to as a high-school prodigy by a prestigious professor, Drew Steven (at the age of 17) developed a history breaking piano performance innovation. Piano harmonics, or overtones, are created when Drew strikes a key while at the same time reaching into the piano and touching the vibrating string at an exact nodal point. This live performance method requires both extraordinary precision & motor skills in addition to a delicate touch. Piano harmonics are performed live without preparation to the piano of any kind.
Accompanied by Minnesota WCCO news in 2010, Drew debuted piano harmonics with his "Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Minor" in the form of a benefit concert raising over $3,300 for Kids Against Hunger. Later In 2012, Drew produced his own video in which he recorded himself performing the first movement of the piece.
In addition to his work as a pianist, Drew has taught an array of other instruments and holds experience running his own comprehensive recording studio since the age of 14.
Today Drew is in progress on his second Piano Sonata as well various other projects.