Born in Rostock, Germany, André studied Architecture in Potsdam and later Arts, Design and Philosophy at the Edinburgh College of Art. After three years as a freelance architect on the Canary Islands he gave up his job, returned his apartment and initiated a multi-year bicycle journey through South America. During and since that time he works as a freelance photographer and storyteller.
He's a member of the renowned agency for photos & reports laif. His photographs are published in newspapers like DIE ZEIT and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. André recounts his travels in elaborate and highly praised photo and film shows.
Currently, André is opening yet another chapter: He not just talks about his travels – he actually takes people to his favourite destinations. He calls it "Trips for Livelovers". Under the motto "backpack and star cuisine" he guides exclusive photo, hiking and adventure trips at the highest cultural and culinary level!
When André isn't travelling, he lives in the small village of Bäbelin, Germany, where he creates the "Kunterbunthof", a place of encounter and exchange for lovely people from all over the world.