Andy Sokol
| Photographer & Owner

“My philosophy on photography is simple: capture amazing moments and scenes using the camera, lens, and my unique perspective – not by excessive digital manipulation or fabrication!”

 

Inspired by the space program since his earliest memories, Andy Sokol earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an M.S. in Space Systems from Florida Institute of Technology.  He enthusiastically dedicated the first nine years of his career working hands-on with the NASA Space Shuttle fleet as an orbiter structures/airframe engineer for United Space Alliance.  Upon conclusion of the Shuttle program, Andy joined Piper Aircraft as a Liaison Engineer in support of all phases of airplane fabrication & assembly.  Three years later, Andy returned to Kennedy Space Center as an Integration Engineer for Jacobs Technology.

Photography (for which he’d received formal training in high school) remained a prominent hobby during his education & career, and his unique visual perspectives of the Space Shuttle quickly became renowned across Kennedy Space Center.  As his portfolio continued to expand & diversify (including wildlife, scenery, landmarks, automobiles, and much more), Andy founded TurboFox Photography in 2009 to provide fine art & portrait services.  He regularly participates in juried art shows across the state of Florida, through which he has received multiple awards.

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Awards & Recognition

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Fine Art Show / Overall Category Award

• First Place, Photography
Harmony Music & Arts Festival, Harmony, FL,
September 2013
(Note: 2017+ booth configuration shown)

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``All-In``

• Third Place, 2-Dimensional, Cocoa Village Spring Arts & Craft Fair, March 2013

• Sponsor Award, 50th Titusville Art League Spring Show 2014

• Selected for Exhibition, ``Man Cave Art``, Indian River Art Gallery, May 2013

• Selected for Exhibition, ``Drawing With Light``, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, February 2014

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``Tornado of Sounds``

• Sponsor Award
51st Titusville Art League Spring Show 2015

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``Fractal``

• Finalist, ``All That Art`` Photography Competition
Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard
November 2012

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``Rusted Well Gears``

• Finalist, Photography
Apopka Art & Foliage Festival
April 2012

• Selected for Exhibition
``Black & White & Art All Over``
Art Gallery of Viera, April 2013

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``Shine On``

Finalist, ``All That Art`` Photography Competition

Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, November 2012

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``Suspension``

• Selected for Exhibition
``Black & White & Art All Over``

Art Gallery of Viera
April 2013

``Hors d'Ouevre``

Selected for Exhibition, ``Elevations: An Exhibition of Eclectic Landscapes``

Pizza Gallery & Grill, September 2012

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``Last Lift``

• First Place, Photography & Digital Art category
Titusville Art League 49th Annual Spring Art Show, March 2013

• Honorable Mention
``All That Art`` Photography Competition
Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard
November 2014

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``Last Lightshow``

• Third Place, Photography
Cocoa Village Summer Arts & Craft Fair, May 2012

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``Guardian of the Bridge``

• Finalist, ``All That Art`` Photography Competition
Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard
November 2012

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``Patriot``

• Finalist, ``All That Art`` Photography Competition
Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard
November 2012

• Selected for Exhibition
``Man Cave Art``
Indian River Art Gallery, May 2013

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``Blue Hawaii``

• Selected for Exhibition
``Man Cave Art``

Indian River Art Gallery
May 2013

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``Arcade``

• Merit Award
53rd Titusville Art League Spring Show 2017

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``Running Rust``

• First Place, Photography
Space Coast Art Festival
November 2017

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``Let Me Introduce You to the Team!``

• Merit Award, Photography
Space Coast Art Festival
November 2012

• Selected for Exhibition
``Man Cave Art``
Indian River Art Gallery, May 2013

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``Welds``

• Finalist, Photography
Space Coast Art Festival
November 2017

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``Lurking``

• Finalist, Photography
Space Coast Art Festival
November 2012

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``Blanketed Sky``

• Selected for Exhibition, ``Elevations: An Exhibition of Eclectic Landscapes``
Pizza Gallery & Grill, Viera, FL
September 2012

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``Architectural Juxtaposition``

• Selected for Exhibition, ``Elevations: An Exhibition of Eclectic Landscapes``

Pizza Gallery & Grill, Viera, FL
September 2012

``Hotrod``

• Selected for Exhibition, ``Black & White & Art All Over``, Art Gallery of Viera, April 2013
• Selected for Exhibition, ``Man Cave Art``, Indian River Art Gallery, May 2013