Nice to have you here. My name is Andreas Gladis. I am a photographer from Hildesheim, who would like to share his work with you here. My focus is on documentary photography. I am currently working on my long-term projects Hildesheim, Singapore and Borneo. These are the places in the world where I am at home, or where I feel at home. In addition, I accompany musicians photographically in front of and behind the stage. From time to time I also shoot music videos.
Besides music, I am fascinated by the diverse and often endemic flora and fauna of Borneo as well as the culture of the indigenous peoples. Singapore as an opposite pole offers an incredible variety of modern architecture as well as Asian culture and cuisine. And last but not least, Hildesheim, my hometown, which I am currently photographing in its entirety. In addition, I am interested in the social conditions that prevail in the places I visit and the daily life of the inhabitants.
As an engineer, I am of course also particularly interested in technology. Unfortunately, the image statement is often neglected. With me, however, it is the focus. The technology is for me only a means to an end. A crucial point in the creation of my images is the empathy and time. I am of the opinion that without empathy and sufficient time, no meaningful images can come about. This is especially true for people, but also for animals and figuratively for the places I photograph.
If you like my pictures, feel free to contact me via my contact form. Go with me now on an extraordinary picture journey. My motto is: I travel to understand the world, not just to see it.