I’m Andreas, born in 1967 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since 1999, I’ve been a self-taught photographer, constantly learning and evolving my craft. While state-of-the-art equipment can be interesting, I believe that the state-of-mind is more important. Over the last decade, I’ve worked to develop my mindfulness, and as it has grown, so has my happiness with my work. I’ve transitioned from simply „taking“ pictures to truly „making“ them.
To me, the difference between philosophy and science in photography is that science asks „how“ a photo was taken, while philosophy asks „why“ it was taken. In art, the „how“ is less important than the „why“. If you can answer the „why“ question with ease, then your photo is truly authentic.
My workspace is wherever inspiration strikes – whether that be in my atelier or out in nature. I have mobile lighting equipment that allows me to work with maximum creativity. I plan my photography projects carefully, train my mindfulness, and keep things simple.
The final step in my photographic process is printing, which I do myself. Seeing my work come to life on a beautiful sheet of fine art paper is truly gratifying.
I’m also an avid photo book collector, as these books serve as a major source of inspiration.
Japanese photography, and Daido Moriyama in particular, have been very influential for me.
While I don’t specialize in any particular area of photography, I do love working with people on projects such as boudoir, beauty, and portrait photography.
I’m equally passionate about being out on the streets, taking in all the sights, sounds, and smells of life.
As the saying goes, „The joy of living dangerously.“