While still at school he extended his practical knowledge by attending photographical courses and started developing pictures in his own lab. This not only deepened his passion for photography, but also took his know-how to a professional level and is the root of his interest in photographic experiments.

While some photographers are strongly in favour of using only one camera and would not exchange their chosen model for anything in the world, for Andreas changing cameras is a key factor which makes it possible to give visual subjects their very own significance and a very specific attraction. And this is why he does not have a favourite camera. He prefers film to digital photography which has a lot to do with the experimental character of his photographs. He very often uses completely manually controllable cameras which give him a maximum of control over the image.

Aside from “serious” photography with “real” cameras, Andreas also works on fun experiments with plastic cameras such as the Holga or with various pinhole cameras he makes himself out of cardboard. For him the fascinating aspect of these experiments is the deliberate calculation of chance, a calculation which, by nature, can never be more than a trial and therefore has a very special appeal. Often photographs that are taken this way do not show something extraordinary but rather everyday themes which take on a different meaning through the choice of detail and mysteriously develop a new symbolism. Thus, traditional habits are questioned and may inspire the viewer to observe in a new way – namely with his or her very own personal perspective.

Andreas’ interest in photography started when he was still a teenager. At the age of 15 he was given his first camera, an old Fujica ST 701, with which he made his first photographic experiences.