Drew Gray is an architectural photographer, composer, and educator seeking to make the world a more inspiring & creative place.
Through all his creative pursuits he has worked hard to build a strong reputation for innovation and technical excellence.
Drew is an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop and currently serves as ASID MN Promotions Director within the Programs Committee (American Society of Interior Designers). Before focusing his career as an interior/architectural photographer he built experience photographing various commercial projects and weddings. Today Drew is incredibly grateful for the 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.
His proficiency for photography equipment, workflow, and post-processing has led to 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 can usually be found active with his family of four. In his free time you'll find him to be a composer & technology enthusiast. Drew has also been an avid minimalist since 2012, discovering that less is often more and that a rational approach has had many benefits.
Once referred to as a high-school prodigy by a prestigious professor, Drew (at age 17) developed a ground 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 practice 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 along with various other projects.