“I create photographic images to grant persistence to the moment – to use these words of Goethe.“
The fascination for photography – and hence for the chance to permanently capture and preserve those special and unique moments in life – caught Andrea Windolph already in her childhood days. Ever since in her work she guides the eye towards beauty, which resides even in the common and the ordinary. Lonesome, yet spectacular landscapes, in special light and mood, become the centrepieces of attention. And so do the details, trivial only at first glance. She often longs for extreme closeness with her subjects, and at the same time surprises us with unusual perspective.
Andrea Windolph was born in the town of Gera in Germany in 1980. Although starting her career originally as an IT specialist, photography became a growing part of her life. Following several years as a portrait and wedding photographer, today she works exclusively as a freelancer and focuses mainly on detail and landscape photography during her frequent travels. Since 2013 she presents part of her Scandinavian photo work in the audio-visual live show „Sápmi – Swedish Lapland“ in various German cities.