André Ruiter (Putten, 1972) is a Dutch photographer specialised in conceptual black & 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 photography. His projects are based on historic themes and he developed a special interest in 19th and 20th century fortifications. Currently he works on the project Festung & Fliegerhorst about German World War II fortifications and airfields in The Netherlands.
After seeing the exhibition The Family And The Land of Sally Mann he decided to focus entirely on black & white photography. He prefers soft light and uses mist to create atmospheric images.
André lives in Putten, a town surrounded by the woodlands of nature reserve De Veluwe. He considers these woodlands as his backyard. He is a passionate traveler and his projects bring him to inspiring places like Greenland, Orkney and the Argonne forest and Vosges mountains in France.
- 2013 – A story about Grebbe Line 1940 was published in the magazine Grebbelinie in Beeld
- 2011 – A story about Bluie East Two 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 – Photos of Guardians of Concrete were exhibited in forts of the New Dutch Water Line
- 2010 – Photos of Water as a Weapon are part of an educational exhibition at Fort Honswijk
André shares landscape photography on Instagram
. On Twitter
he posts about the progress of his photo projects and photography in general. A collection of his work is sold on Werk aan de Muur