Andreas W. Matthes photography ©


Cameras where around me as long as I can remember and then some. My dad used to take 35 mm slide photos and Super 8 film images all the time.

I started taking photos very early in life when I was around 12 years old and never really stopped since then.

In the early 1980´s I became interested in the medium photography as an art form and experimented with the medium, mostly in black and white photography.

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It was then that I had my own dark chamber and studio, and enrolled into the HBK art University in Braunschweig - Germany to study art and photography.

Even though diving became the largest activity in my life I stayed true to myself and never gave up doing some art and photography. Since around 2004 all photos and altering is done digitally with a final printout.

Currently I am using a Nikon D 70 (permanent IR converted 750nm) Nikon D 80,  A Canon A 3000 IS (permanent IR converted 590nm) digital Camera. For my Nikon DSLR's I am using a Nikkor 10.5mm, Nikkor 12-24mm, Nikkor 50mm, Nikkor 105mm Macro, Nikkor 18-200mm and a 500mm mirror lens . In 2008 I purchased a studio strobe system to convert my office into a makeshift photo studio that I gave away in 2017 due to non-usage. 

In 2018 I went back to a Canon point and shoot camera SX730HS due to the amount of motorcycle traveling I am doing at the moment and with it the limited ability to carry a large camera or camera gear. We'll see how long that lasts.

My Fuji X100S gave up in August 2017 due to a hardware failure in the motherboard during my Europe motorcycle trip. My Nikon D 90 gave up in April 2018 during (first day of the trip actually) a South America trip due to the mirror mechanism failing.