Up Close And Personal With André Wolff

André is a Swedish photographer based between Paris and Stockholm. He was awarded the Picto Prize in 2000, and participated in numerous exhibitions all over the world. André is shooting for magazines and advertising clients worldwide. His work is also represented in the collection at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2008 he travelled to Sudan, where he made a photo diary blog. This work can be seen at: www.wolffworks.blogspot.com , André was awarded the Hasselblad Foundation San Michele Grant 2010, where he completed his project “Kings Of Faro”.
In the summer of 2014 André is launching his fashion photography workshop in Beirut soon. You can register [Here].

Being a photography enthusiast myself, I asked Andre a few questions:

What kind of gear do you use?
Canon 5D & natural daylight (or ambient)

How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?
I keep myself inspired, by looking and take notice a lot. Keep myself updated.

Whose work has influenced you most?
In Photography: Martin Munkasci, Richard Avedon, Bob Richardsson, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Alisdair Mclellan, Henri Cartier Bresson, André Kertesz, Robert Frank, Marc Ribaud, Robert Doisneau, William Eggelstone etc.
In general; Lucian Freud, Egon Schiele, Ingmar Bergman, Sven Nykvist, Jim Jarmuch, Lars Von Trier, David Lynch, Muhammed Ali, Zidanne, Mandela, Beethoven, Wagner, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Wu tang Clan, Nicki Minaj etc…

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
The rules of the business

What is the advice you give to an amateur photographer?
Be always brave and curious, take risks

Why you have chosen Beirut for your next workshop?
I spend a lot of time in Beirut lately and when I told people in Lebanon about my workshop program in Paris, many people here encouraged me to do one version for Beirut. And I think it it the right place in the region for this workshop for many reasons.