My name is Andy and I grew up on a small farm in rural Austria. From a young age, I was fascinated by cinematography and still photography. Shows from the 90s and blockbuster films had a big impact on me and continue to inspire me to this day.
For a while, photography was just a hobby for me and I studied sports and real estate management. But in 2014, I founded Shade-Productions as a fun project. Over time, I invested more and more of my time into it, until it became my full-time job and passion in 2019. Since then, I've had the privilege and luck to work with some leading brands in the motorcycle industry. My passion drives me to explore new niches, and in 2021 I expanded into rally photography and videography. I absolutely love the fast-paced, action-packed work. Quick thinking and knowing where to position myself to get the shots I need are key and keep me on my toes to deliver the perfect results for my clients.
"Photography is the art of capturing the essence of life. Through the lens of a camera, we have the power to freeze a moment in time and to preserve memories for eternity. Each photograph tells a story and evokes emotions, whether it be a breathtaking landscape, a candid portrait, or a split-second of action. Every photograph is a window into the world, allowing us to see things in a new light and to appreciate the beauty of the world around us. Photography is not just about taking pictures, it's about creating an emotional connection to the world, it's about capturing the beauty of the world, to tell stories, and to evoke emotions that transcend time and space. It's an ever-evolving art, and the beauty of it lies in its ability to capture the world around us in a unique and meaningful way. We are storytellers, we are memory keepers, and through our photographs, we are able to share our vision of the world with others." -Balaz Andreas