Born in Rostock, Germany, André studied architecture in Potsdam and later Art, Design, Philosophy and Sociology at the College of Art in Edinburgh. After three years as a freelance architect on the Canary Islands he gave up his job, returned his apartment and initiated an unusual cycling journey from Patagonia to Alaska.
During and since that time he works as a freelance photographer and travel journalist. He's a member of laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen. His photos appeared in DIE ZEIT, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and others. André recounts his travels in elaborate and highly praised photo and film shows infecting his audience with humour and vivid freshness.
Every year André produces the top quality „Pole to Pole“ photo calendar, donating the net profit to handpicked sustainable development projects around the world.
When André isn't travelling he lives in the small village of Bäbelin on the shore of the Baltic sea. Here, the Kunterbunthof is coming into existence.