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. While working on this project, he developed a special interest in 19th and 20th century fortifications. After graduating he continued working on conceptual photo projects based on historic themes.
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.