About André

André Ruiter (Putten, 1972) is a Dutch fine art photographer specialised in conceptual black & white photography.

In 2009 and 2010 he studied at the Fotovakschool in Apeldoorn. During his study he completed his first photo project. He graduated with the project Water as a Weapon. After graduating he continued working on project-based conceptual landscape photography. Most of his projects are based on historic themes.

André lives in Putten, a small town surrounded by the woodlands of De Veluwe. These woods are an important source of inspiration. He has a passion for travelling to more remote places like Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen and the Scottish islands.

Publications:

  • 2010 – Photographs of Guardians of Concrete were exhibited at three forts of the New Dutch Water Line
  • 2010 – Photographs of Water as a Weapon are part of an educational exhibition at Fort Honswijk
  • 2011 – An article about Bluie East 2 was published in the magazine Keep Them Rolling
  • 2011 – An article about Grebbelinie 1940 was published in the magazine Grebbelinie in Beeld
  • 2011 – An online interview on Photography Office about The Historic Landscape
  • 2013 – An article about Grebbelinie 1940 was published in the magazine Grebbelinie in Beeld