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I am a 34 year old professional photographer born and raised in Montreal. My interest for the arts blossomed at a young age, especially when I started taking painting classes at an art school in Beaconsfield. I started becoming passionate about photography about ten years ago and joined the Professional Photography Program at Dawson College in the spring of 2011-2014. Since then I have had various photo gigs as a portrait and event photographer. I am hoping to eventually have a career in photography.
I would describe my photography as being very colourful and slightly saturated while also having a gritty texture to them. As a photographer I also try to capture the emotion, essence and lighting of the environment especially when shooting a musical event or festival. I want the viewers to feel like they were there watching and listening to the musicians themselves. In my portraits I try to capture as much detail in the face as possible by diluting the effect of the sometimes harsh shadows I must deal with.
One of my grandmothers was a photography student at the famous Bauhaus School in Berlin, Germany. Another ancestor was the royal photographer in Bavaria.
Some of the photographers I admire and look up to the most are Annie Leibovitz and Yusuf Karsh the renowned portrait photographers. As well as Elliott Landy a concert photographer who was most famous for photographing the Woodstock festival in the late 60s and Herb Ritts who is well known for depicting human bodies as sometimes abstract romanesque sculptures.
Andreas Kurz Photography shoots
“When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and you can go places and feel like you're with someone, like you have a companion.”
― Annie Leibovitz
Oh Freude.... - Ludwig van Beethoven
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