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André Schäffer -- Digitale Bildkompositionen

Welcome to the „dark-coloured" world of picture

On the right you find the navigation bar; in advance I would like to explain rudimentarily its content:


  • Forest Photography contains photographs from different forests mostly taken by night. I wanna show the beauty of the darkness, the atmosphere, the silence..: 





March 18, 2021 - Happy new year! My exhibition which was plant a year ago will now be at the beginning of September 2021. The time will show if it's possible or not. Save the date, 10. September 2021. More informations will follow.

I'm getting more an more into videography and having new ideas for further project. So I decided to use some old videos I've taken and use them for a short compilation. I've uploaded the result a while ago on my youtubechannel. here is the result:



December 22, 2020 - A few days ago I've uploaded some content. In the near future I'll show some collaborations I hade in the past. You will find the category on the right side or here. The second category I've created is called "objects". In 2018 I've startet to do some objects with some electronic trash I get or I've found on the street. I've another unfinished project. This I'll upload next year. You will find these handcrafted objects here. You see I'm highly motivated to finish some old projects. Need capacity for new ideas!

December 12, 2020 - I'm finishing some old projects. Wanna clear old ideas, realise them or terminate them. Need some space for new ideas and visions! So I uploaded a long term project "Dreamscapes". You can find these photographs here. Further I finished editing a conceptual photograph from August 2020. Here ist the result. Also finished the second part of my urban/rural exploration tour this summer. the video can be watched below. All the sounds are created or recorded by myself. And of course all the videos too.


November 01, 2020 - Finished my first urban or rural exploration video for 2020! Combined lost places with abandoned scotish landscapes. Scotland felt like I was traveling trough my inner self. And here it is! I'm already working on the second part.


October 03, 2020 - The time is running! I had a wonderful journey trought europe this summer. Taken a few photographs and mostly just relaxing the silence. Now I found the time to edit and upload a few of this photographs. Later that year I hope i'll find some time to upload more. Next year I'll have a exhibition from June till August 2021. There I'll show a selection of my works "urban exploration". Some of these works I'll show I have never uploaded. If you wanna get reminded about the date, please send my an e-mail on info@andre-schaeffer.ch. And here you will find some photographs form the time July and August 2020. Hope you enjoy it.


May 26, 2020 - Happy new year! Haha. Sorry, I'm pretty late. Didn't upload any content. Had too much work to do. Also was a bit lazy. The exhibition which was planed end of june 2020 is cancelled (coronavirus). The exhibition is displaced for next year. Also end of june. From July 2020 I've some holidays. I hope I'll find some time for my art and ease of mind.



December 13, 2019 - Some article in the luzerner and zuger newspaper about my photographs. You will find the scanned article here or online here. It's only available in german.

December 22, 2019 - just uploaded the second part of my urban exploration video. Hope you will enjoy it. The video and sound was recorded and created by myself.


October 07, 2019 - We (Stephan Mathys + André Schäffer) will be part of the book festival "Zürich liest". We can show our polaroid/text collaboration in the "Laborraum" galerie in Zurich. It's an election with music and a quiz for the brave of you ;-) Would be nice to see you. About our collaboration: I had a collaboration with an autor (Stephan Mathys). I took 30 pictures with an old polaroidcamera (SX-70) and he have writen some text. The texts are alike non-fictional but one fact is fictional. It's not that easy to find the false fact

Gertrudstrasse 27
8003 Zürich


26. October 2019 from 6.00pm - 7.30pm

October 07, 2019 - I've the opportunity to show a small selection of my works "Urban Exploration" next saturday during an party. I'm sure it will be a nice experience. You can find more information here.

October 07, 2019 - I've updated my works "Polaroid" and arranged them to a set of 9 pictures.


August 14, 2019 - I like to infirm you about my next exhibition next week -> 20. August 2019 in Berne. I had a collaboration with an autor (Stephan Mathys). I took 30 pictures with an old polaroidcamera (SX-70) and he have writen some text. The texts are alike non-fictional but one fact is fictional. It's not that easy to find the false fact 

9a das kleine kunsthaus
Stauffacherstrasse 9a
3014 Bern


20. August 2019 from 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Would like to see you there.

August 14, 2019 - There a 2 new uploads! One new composing which you can find here and a conceptual photography of here.

July 25, 2019 - I've uploaded 18 new polaroidphotographs from my stay in Scottland this june! What a beautifull szenery! You can find the photographs here. And here I've uploaded a new composing. The last one I've done was a year ago. I think there will follow more in the next months. Further I like to inform you about a next exhibition in August (2019.20.08). I did a collaboration with a writer. I'll tell you more in the next days ;-)

June 05, 2019 - Uploaded some impressions from the exhibition last week.

April 26, 2019 - There's an groupe exhibition from 30. May till 2. June 2019 in Berne, Munsingen. I'll show a selection of the photoserie "Beetletheatre". The vernissage will be at the 29. May 2019 from 7.00 pm. It would make me very happy to see some of you :-) Here you'll find more information about the exhibition.

April 26, 2019 - Some more news! I've uploaded 3 new photographs. I was urbexing yesterday. Was a really strange experience to walk in deep waters inside a building. May I'll upload some behind the scene footage later. Here you'll find the photographs.

April 26, 2019 - A few days ago I've uploaded the third part of my videographic impression-series. Hope you enjoy it.


February 28, 2019 - 2 new urban exploration photographs uploaded here. The photographs are taken in September 2013 in northern Italy! So they aren't really new ;-). One photographs is a re-edit. The other I haven't uploaded until now. And yes I will take new photographs of beautiful abandoned places in the next weeks.. 


November 14, 2018 - I've been urbexing today! Three new uploads here

November 06, 2018 - Don't forget the exhibition next Friday! ;-D

October 21, 2018 - I've uploaded a new photoserie! Polaroid. It contains dreamlike still life photographs. Please have a look. The photographs are taken with a Polaroid SX-70 and impossible color films.

October 21, 2018 - I like to invite you for my next group exhibition in the Neubad Galerie in Lucerne! For more details pleas click here. Would like to see you there!

August 6, 2018 - In 2017 I started to film an publish some video impressions of abandonned places. A few days ago I uploaded the second part of this kind on youtube.

The videos are taken in 2017 and 2018 and mostly in Northern Italy.

The sound is sometimes recorded on location, generated with a musicprogramm or recorded somewhere else and mostly modiefied. It's quit a new medium for me. I tried to enhance the atmosphere of this beautiful and unreal locations.

My computer I've been using is pretty old. So it was really anyoing to edit and gives me huge restrictions.

Hope you enjoy it anyway ;-)

July 08, 2018 - I've been busy the last weeks! But sadly not for my art. Last week I found some time and muse to edit the photograph I've taken in april 2018. Click here to see the artwork. I hope in the near future I've some more time for my art.

April 28, 2018 - 3 new photographs uploaded here. Visited last thursday a place where I was 7 years ago. It's impressing what have changed. Click here for the photographs taken March 11, 2011.

April 15, 2018 - I've been in northern Italy these days. Where else? ;-) 2 photographs updated here

March 25, 2018 - The last 2 days I spend my time for Urban Exploration in Northern Italy and Switzerland. 3 photographs uploaded here.

February 18, 2018 - Two new photographs of the beelte family uploaded here. This will maybe the last photographs of this project for a while..

February 12, 2018 - And again two new photographs uploaded in the category "Beetle Theatre". I will upload two or three more photographs in the near future in this category. Than I'll attend to some other projects.

February 10, 2018 - Two new photographs uploaded in the category "Beetle Theatre".

January 20, 2018 - Two photographs uploaded in the category "Beetle Theatre"

January 12, 2018 - Two new urban exploration photographs uploaded here. Was a day ago in an old work shop in Switzerland, Berne. The second photograph I've taken approx. 6 months ago in an abandoned factory in Northern Italy.

January 09, 2018 - New photograph uploaded in the category "Beetle Theatre"

January 06, 2018 - Two new uploads! The last days I take photographs of my little dead friends! The beetlefamily! In the next weeks there will be more uploads in this category.. Please click here for the works.

January 03, 2018 - Happy new year dear visitor!



November 3, 2017 - I've been busy these days. Try to go as often as I can in my studio. I'll show some new artwork next year. Today I've uploaded two new portraits which can be seen here and here a photography from my urbex trip 3 weeks ago. 

October 08, 2017 - Last Week I've been urbexing in Norther Italy again. I've found some small abandoned building. Inside there were many spiderwebs and dead butterflies. Uploaded some photographs here.

September 25, 2017 - I started to film and record some impressions while exploring some abandoned places. The videos are taken in 2017 and mostly in Northern Italy.

The sound is sometimes recorded on location, generated with a musicprogramm or recorded somewhere else and mostly modiefied.
It's a new medium for me. Tried to enhance the atmosphere of this beautiful and unreal locations.

My computer I've been using is pretty old. So it was really anyoing to edit and gives me huge restrictions.

Hope you enjoy it anyway ;-)

September 24, 2017 - Uploaded 3 new photographs in the category "Urban Exploration". A week ago I was once more in northern Italy..

August 28, 2017 - I like to invite you to my next group exhibition! Organised by up & coming. For more details please click here

August 22, 2017 - New Photography Conceptual uploaded here + here a new Urban Exploration Photography

July 24, 2017 - I started to film while exploring in abandoned buildings. I'll do a collaction of short films I'll take in 2017.

The following scene was recorded in an abandoned children's home I visited approximately 3 weeks ago. The sound was recorded inside this room. Please consider the video as an attempt. 


July 02, 2017 - 2 days ago I was urbexing in Northern Italy. The 5 photographs can be seen here

May 23, 2017 - 5 new photographs (urban exploration) uploaded here

May 07, 2017 - 2 new Portraits uploaded here

May 06, 2017 - Upload 3 new photographs in the category Urban Exploration

April 18, 2017 - New conceptual photography uploaded here

March 16, 2017 - I like to invite you for the artist talk next wednesday (March 22, 2017). For further infomation please click the here

March 12, 2017 - 2 new photographs uploaded here (Urban Exploration)

March 03, 2017 - New photography uploaded in the category "urban Exploration"

February 24, 2017 - Upload a new painting here

February 05, 2017 - Upload a new Drawing (Forest) here

January 26, 2017 - I'm glad to invite you for the next group exhibition "Einwegwunderkammer" ! The vernissage is at the 24. February 2017 (Vernissage) at 18:30 o'clock in lucerne, Switzerland, Galerie Neubad. You'r welcome! The following link gives you more Information about the exhibition (german). I'll post the photographs I'll take for the exhibition and a small documentation about it (german).

January 23, 2017 - New Composing uploaded here (Dreamspace)

January 17, 2017 - A Photography upload here (Photography / Forest)

January 17, 2017 - Two works uploaded here (Composings)

January 17, 2017 - Two paintings uploaded here (Drawings, Paintings)


December 02, 2016 - 3 new Urban Exploration photographs uploaded

December 01, 2016 - New photograph uploaded in "Beetle Theater"

November 20, 2016 - Uploaded 4 new Urban Exploration photographs. Was exploring in northern italy last Thursday.

November 08, 2016 - New composing and a new drawing uploaded.

October 20, 2016 - I'm glad to inform you about a coming group exhibition "À fonds perdu" from 21. October 2016 - 18. December 2016 in lucerne. Tomorrow will be the vernissage, I'll be there at 18:00 o'clock. You're welcome. For more information please click here.

October 20, 2016 - Uploaded a new conceptual photography!

October 06, 2016 - And again in the beautyful northern Italy.. Here you can find the photographs

September 29, 2016 - Was yesterday again in Northern Italy. 3 photographs uploaded here

September 28, 2016 - Would you like to see 99 images in 9.9 seconds from the last 9 years?


September 27, 2016 - beautyful Northern Italy called ;-) 4 photographs uploaded here

September 18, 2016 - two new Urban Exploration photographs uploaded here

September 11, 2016 - New Urban Exploration Photography uploaded here

September 06, 2016 - New uploads in following categories: Urban Exploration and Beetle theatre

June 25, 2016 - New portrait uploaded here

June 02, 2016 - Uploaded 2 new drawings (Forest) here

May 31, 2016 - I uploaded a few photographs of my exhibition (22.04.2016 - 28.05.2016) here

May 30, 2016 - Some new ugly and beautiful photograph uploaded here

May 19, 2016 - And again urbexing yesterday. Found some fairytale like Insect. Was alive ;-) Here's the beautyful photograph.

May 16, 2016 - Was 2 days ago in northern Italy. Visited the cat again. Tried some new phototechnique. Here is the result.

May 9, 2016 - I went to a little abandonned place yesterday. The last time I was urbexing is over a year ago! I'm actually motivated for some new places.. Here can u find the work from yesterday.

April 03, 2016 - Was walking near a pond these days. There were so many frogs! Was kinda bizarre spectacle. You'll find 6 photographs here

March 18, 2016 - 3 new drawings uploaded here

March 06, 2016 - I really like to invite you for my exhibition on the 22. of April 2016! For further informations please click on the banner. I'm happy to see you there..


February 15, 2016 - Uploaded 3 new drawings here

January 16, 2016 - Yea! Some new achingly beautiful conceptual photograph uploaded here

January 08, 2016 - New photograph (forest) uploaded here and 3 new drawings (forest) you can find here

January 02, 2016 - Happy new year! I'll start the new year with a new category -> "Beetle Theatre" I started this photoproject aprox. 5 years ago.. Had a few little exhibitions with some of these works. 



December 06, 2015 - new upload here

November 27, 2015 - 4 new drawings uploaded.. 1 Study (Cat Skull), 3 forestdrawings.

November 20, 2015 - 2 new uploads forest photography

November 13, 2015 - New "forest photography" uploaded.

November 06, 2015

There's a new category! Starting a new photoserie called "Forest". Contains different photographs of everything I'll find in the woods.. Mostly I'll go during the night. I wanna show the beauty of the darkness, the atmosphere, the silence.. And here you can find a few photographs. 

October 30, 2015 - New Uploads! Uploaded 3 drawings (Forest) an 2 Compositions..

October 03, 2015 - New Portrait uploaded

September 13, 2015 - New uploads in this categorys -> Photography + Urban Exploration

August 18, 2015 - Uploaded 2 new drawings and a urbex-photography

May 20, 2015 - A new drawing uploaded

May 6, 2015 - 2 new forest sceneries drawed an uploaded

April 23, 2015 - 2 new drawings

April 10, 2015 - 3 new drawings uploaded

March 31, 2015 - Uploaded 2 new drawings

March 6, 2015 - Uploaded 4 new drawings..

March 4, 2015 - Starting to sell a small selection of my photographs: Serie Urban Exploration here

February 23, 2015 - I updated three new drawings yesterday + adding a description

February 13, 2015 - Some new upload in the category Compositions

January 18, 2015 - Some short Urban exploration to northern Italy -> Photographs



Dezember 24, 2014 - New uploads in the following categories:  Drawings, Paintings & Compositions

November 27, 2014 - I puplished a new category..! -> Drawings, Paintings 2014. The last days I started to draw and paint.. I will add some description in the nex days.. 

October 11, 2014 - Did a short "Urbextrip" yesterday. Found something in a dark basement..

July 13, 2014 - 11 days ago I've found a dead deer in the woods. Yesterday I was again there to document the process of decay. Was astonished how fast it goes! Damn.. here are the results.

July 12, 2014 - again trippin the Northern Italy ;-) -> Urban Exploration

July 03, 2014 - 1 upload here

June 08, 2014 - One photograph uploaded here

June 05, 2014 - Northern Italy calls! Short trip to a fantastic old villa -> here

May 22, 2014 - Now I've uploaded the last photographs of my trip to the fairytale house..

May 20, 2014 - 3 more uploads. 3 left..

May 18, 2014 - 2 days ago I've been visiting some incredible place! Really intense and beautiful atmosphere..! In the category Urban Exploration you can see the first 5 of aprox. 10 photographs.. I'll upload the other half in the next days ;-)

May 7, 2014 - New Urban Exploration photograph uploaded

May 2, 2014 - There's a new "Portrait"

May 2, 2014 - Was a week ago in northern Italy, 4 photographs uploaded

April 19, 2014 - New conceptual photography uploaded..

March 30, 2014 - Uploaded 3 photographs in Urban Exploration. Was 2 days ago in Northern Italy ;-)

March 15, 2014 - Was yesterday once more in northern Italy -> 3 Photographs uploaded

February 20, 2014 - Was UE-tripping in the north of Italy -> 4 photographs uploaded

February 16, 2014 - 3 uploads; 2 in Urban Exploration and a new composing

January 10, 2014 - Once more I visited some region in norther Italy.. 4 Photographs uploaded.

January 02, 2014 - Spend a short time in northern Italy & here's a small range of photographs i've taken



November 19, 2013 - Was 4 days ago urbexing in northern Italy, 2 photographs

October 26, 2013 - Did a little Urban Exploration trip -> here can you find the results..

October 18, 2013 - Short Urbextrip to northern Italy.. 3 photographs uploaded

October 10, 2013 - New photographs from my last Urbextrip -> Urban Exploration

September 23, 2013 - Was the last 2 days in Italy, "urbexing", here are the results -> Urban Exploration And here you can find two other uploads -> Compositions

July 27, 2013 - Some large update (13 Photographs) of my last Urbex-Tour in northern Italy, Lombardy, 22.07.2013 - 24.07.2013 -> Urban Exploration

July 5, 2013 - Little Northern Italy trip -> Urban Exploration

June 23, 2013 - little update "Urban Exploration" and "Experimental Photography"

June 14. 2013 - Did some fantastic urbex-trip yesterday! I was in Italy for one day.. You can find the photographs here "Urban Exploration"

June 6. 2013 - Some Urbex-Trip yesterday :-) Here are the results..

June 3, 2013 - A new "portrait" uploaded.. 

June 2, 2013 - Little Urbex-trip today, here are the results..

May 31, 2013 - New Composing and Urbex uploaded

May 25, 2013 - New category -> Experimental Photography

May 25, 2013 - 7 New photographs -> Urban Exploration

May 12, 2013 - some new conceptual photography!

March 16, 2013 - New Composing

February 25, 2013 - New update -> Urban Exploration

February 11, 2013 - Some new pictures here URBEX Composing ...



November 16, 2012 - Some little Upload -> Urban Exploration

October 14, 2012 - New Upload (Compositions)

September 28, 2012 - 1 new piece here (Compositions)

September 19, 2012 - 2 new photographs URBEX (one of them is really scary..)

September 10, 2012 - 2 new uploads here (Compositions)

July 23, 2012 - Some new Urban-Exploration Photographs.. Was a little bit in Northern Italy this days.. (Beautiful fucked up there)

June 03, 2012 - Did a little Europe-trip few days ago (Venezia, Graz, Vienna, Prague, Leipzig) Here are some photographes i've taken -> Urban Exploration

April 19, 2012 - 4 new ph