Andreas Zimmermann, born in 1975, lives and works as a photographer in Basel Switzerland. Next to his free photographic projects, Andreas’ work focuses on portrait and people photography as well as editorial and documentary photography on an international level.
Recently he documented the culinary highlights of Japan for a lifestyle magazine. Since 2013, Andreas is part of the official ART BASEL photo service team who is in charge of the international art galleries at probably the most important art exhibition of the world.
As we are highly excited about Andreas Zimmermann’s work, we caught up with him for a quick chat.
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
Is there any milk left for coffee…?!
What makes you forget time?
Next to my independent projects and projects with great people, I love to forget time while snowboarding or fishing – there I not only forget time but also space.
If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
My camera, my cell phone and my drum kit.
Who has influenced you the most?
Of course I have role models from my professional circle – I respect and admire other artists – but the people who have influenced me the most are really good friends, people that are close to me and my family.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Follow your heart and always stay curious. Let actions speak for themselves.