My name is Andreas Gladis. Here you can learn something about me, my professional career and my passion for photography. I was born in Hildesheim in 1966. After graduating from secondary school, I completed an apprenticeship as a telecommunications technician. I then attended a technical secondary school. Afterwards I successfully completed my studies in electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover with a diploma thesis in the field of industrial image processing. I earn my money at Viscom AG as Technical Sales Manager.
My father introduced me to photography at an early age. He gave me his rangefinder camera as a present. In 1983 I got my first SLR camera and in 2004 my first digital camera. Since then I’ve been taking photos exclusively digitally. At school I came into contact with the analogue darkroom. There I learned how to make black and white and colour prints.
My photographic journey began with classic travel photography. On my travels I always deal intensively with the places I visit. This is also expressed in the way I travel. Package tours have always not been my thing. My first long-distance trip took me to Algiers in 1993 and to the Sahara in the Hoggar Mountains. Since then, I have always visited places off the beaten tourist track.
Nature photography was added in 2008, triggered by a trip to Borneo. At the moment, I only do nature photography very rarely. My great passion has always been reportage photography. But unfortunately I always lacked the right approach to it. That changed in 2019 through a workshop with Prof. Rolf Nobel. Since then, I have been photographing mainly documentary. This applies to travel photography as well as nature photography. My latest passion is music photography. Here I am more interested in the backstage area and the studio than in classic concert photography from the photo pit.
My images have been published in daily and trade magazines, as well as on social media platforms. In 2023 I did a big photo reportage in Stern, which I photographed together with my friend Rolf Nobel on Borneo.