Andreas Bildgestalter is one of those amateur photographers whose talent is outstanding and should be showcased widely in the photography world. iLHP is constantly on the lookout to find new talents and showcase professionals as well as amateurs who produce constantly breathtaking pictures. Andreas is one of them in his field: Architecture. His world is made of straight lines, tight curves and with a lot of purity. Let’s discover together his philosophy. Don’t miss out the link below to the “making of” of his most rewarded photograph!
iLHP: First of all, thank you very much Andreas for taking the time to answer to our questions. How long have you been into photography?
Andreas: I’m into photography since the beginning of 2011. I’ve been interested in photography before but never really jumped in it until then. I did shoot with a small digital camera during vacations though, and I bought my first digital reflex camera, which was a NIKON D90.
iLHP: How old are you if I may ask and where do you live?
Andreas: I’m 50 years old and I live in Gelsenkirchen which is a town in the Ruhrarea in West-Germany. It’s quite a good and central location to reach a lot of places around which are interesting for me.
Urban Exploration, often referred to as Urbex or UE, is the exploration of abandoned buildings that are generally restricted and closed to the general public. A commonly inquired question people want to know when they see these astonishing images from these not-so-easy to access locations is how to find out exactly where it is situated and how to enter.
After coming back to live in Toronto and living outside of Canada for the past 12 years, I feel like I am a newcomer to this city I have always known as home. It feels odd to come back to a place I was once so familiar with and suddenly feel like a stranger.
Now that I am more submerged in the photography culture, I am looking at the city in a whole new perspective. I am involved in social media networking with like minded people. People who share similar photography interests primarily through Instagram, Flickr and more recently 500px. Through these media outlets, I slowly began to follow people mostly from the cities I have lived in and cities I have visited that are most familiar to me. I slowly began to become reacquainted with my city. I wanted to find where the best places to shoot were and educate myself on the newly developed areas of Toronto.