Andreas Schmidt is a Berlin-based artist and gallerist.
Schmidt received a first class Bachelor of Arts (Photography) degree from Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design in 1992. This was after he moved to England from Germany in 1989.
So, Schmidt’s early work consisted mainly of straight analogue photography. Later there was a shift in his art practice from 2008 onward towards appropriation, performance, print-on-demand artist’s books and video.
In 2005 German fine art and photography book publisher Hatje Cantz published his first hard-back monograph Las Vegas to international critical acclaim. Furthermore, after the success of the book, J.G. Ballard described Andreas Schmidt as “the poet of the hotel corridor”. Then in 2009 Schmidt’s Published his second book – The City. The book presents dystopian interior and exterior photographs of London’s financial district.