My name is Andreas Urscheler and I appreciate your interest in my work. I am an artist and self-taught photographer based in Zurich (Switzerland), specializing in large format, limited edition fine art prints.
I grew up in Zurich and in Davos. As a boy I was introduced to analogue black and white photography and film processing by my father and at school. My background is in arts and humanities (PhD degree in medieval literature), having studied in Zurich, Portsmouth (GB) and Monterey (USA). Photography, the outdoors and being outside have always been blessings of mine. I’m also into landscape and night photography, and you can see some of my award-winning projects on my BEHANCE portfolio.
I am passionate about the craftsmanship and beauty of old sheds and cabins in the Swiss Alps. My favourite «hunting grounds» for my Woodcuts are high Alpine pastures and remote areas in the canton of Grisons as well as the Wallis. I go the extra mile in my pursuit to find new unique and attractive pieces that lend themselves to being turned into large fine art prints.
Based on maps and recommendations from local farmers and hunters, reconaissance and scouting are the first step. Once an intriguing object is found, the process to achieve the high-resolution photographic capture can begin. As a rule, I allow myself several attempts – sometimes over a period of up to a few months – to achieve a result I am happy with. The right season of year and light play an important role. For me, it’s also about making a connection with the old shed and its surroundings. I enjoy this slow and deliberate photographic approach.
Some of my buyers intend to seek out the exact location of «their» Woodcut. In order to make this possible, each Certificate of Authenticity includes a picture of the shed or cabin, together with the full name of the location as well as its GPS map coordinates.
I am represented by the Galerie Palü in Pontresina, Switzerland