Looking for Wonderland, a Photo Book/DVD combination by Andreas Oetker-Kast
Richard Tooke, long time Director of Rights & Reproductions, Photographic Archives, and Photographic Studios of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, writes in his foreword: “In looking through his images many American photographers’ images flash before my eyes: Walker Evans, Wright Morris, Elliot Frank, H.H. Bennett, Ansel Adams, Elliot Erwitt, Lee Friedlander, and, of course, William Eggleston. … You would never confuse his images with their images, because his photographs speak through Andreas’ own voice: Straightforward, uncompromising and clear.” Looking for Wonderland is a self-‐publishing project under the imprint bt:st verlag, which was founded by Andreas and his wife in 2012 to provide a new home for his works.
About the photographer
Andreas Oetker-‐Kast (*1964) is a freelance photographer based in Kiel, Germany. Following his studies in sociology he pursued a career in international public relations, for six years in Germany followed by two years in the United States. Upon his return to Germany in 2003 he turned to professional photography, specializing in documentary and music photography. He was participating in seminars at the Ostkreuz School of Photography, Berlin from 2006-‐2009, first under the guidance of Michael Trippel (2006) followed by Werner Mahler (May 2007-‐2009). Since 2006 his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Germany and internationally and was published in books and catalogs.