André Ruiter (Putten, 1972) is a Dutch fine art photographer specialised in conceptual black and white photography.
In 2009 and 2010 he studied at the Fotovakschool (school of photography). 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. His projects are based on historic themes. At the moment his main interests are the Western Front of the First World War and Dutch defence lines of the Second World War.
After seeing the exhibition The Family And The Land of Sally Mann, he decided to focus entirely on black and white photography. He prefers soft light and uses fog or mist to create atmospheric images.
André lives in Putten, a town surrounded by the woodlands of De Veluwe nature reserve. These woodlands are a continuous source of inspiration. He is a passionate traveler and his photo projects bring him to impressive places like Greenland, Orkney, Lewis and the Argonne Forest in Northern France.
- 2013 – A story about Grebbelinie 1940 was published in the magazine Grebbelinie in Beeld
- 2011 – A story about Bluie East 2 was published in the magazine Keep Them Rolling
- 2011 – A story about Grebbelinie 1940 was published in the magazine Grebbelinie in Beeld
- 2011 – Online interview on Photography Office about The Historic Landscape
- 2010 – Photographs of Guardians of Concrete were exhibited in three forts of the New Dutch Water Line
- 2010 – Photographs of Water as a Weapon are part of an educational exhibition at Fort Honswijk