Andrea Diener



I started photography back in the days of colour film and black&white labs but never was really serious about it. That changed about a decade ago. I studied art history and English literature and now work as a journalist with a focus on media, culture and travel writing. And because the text earns the money, I am free to photograph whatever I find interesting.

When I am abroad, my Leica M9 – usually with a 50 mm lens – is always with me, ready to shoot. I am not a big fan of conventional travel photography to be honest, I find landscapes and portraits pretty boring. I rather look for everyday life, for street scenes and peculiarities. More than for a single person, I look for the sense of a place. I am drawn to strong colours and contrasts, interesting light and architectural details.