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) where he completed his first photo project. He graduated with the project Water as a Weapon about the New Dutch Water Line. 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 century fortifications.

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.

André Ruiter

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