photographer Andy Dierks with his camera, at a crossroads in the forest

Hello, I’m Andy, a storyteller, photographer & traveler.

My work often speaks for itself, but when I have more to say, you’ll find it here.

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Professional Photographer in Altoona PA

Would you like to come along with a pro photographer? I have a natural rambling jones and a creative eye, and you’re welcome to follow along on my journey via the images and stories here. This website contains many pictures, but they spring mainly from nostalgia, the presence of history, railroading, the beauty of the horse, and a deep love for the land and all things natural. I’m passionate about the environment and can’t seem to stay out of cool old junkyards or a horse barn.

You might easily find things in my portfolio that are out of the ordinary. I purposely try not to show you what a photographer working in fine art is expected to do, which is certainly more fun and interesting for both myself and the viewer!

If you find a compelling picture on this site with a good story that strikes home, you can have it rendered on metal, canvas, or paper. I’ve sold thousands of prints and wall hangings into homes and offices across the eastern US in my long art show career. Creating things for interested people to have and enjoy is one of the things I like to do. You might want to let a little artistic light into your daily living with some of these images.

In my career, I’ve also created a lot of commercial and stock photography that has been published around the world in magazines, calendars, books, and websites. That’s a different field of view than what’s offered here. You’ve likely seen some of my work in your reading both on and offline without knowing it. Most of those stock pictures are far more traveled than I am!

I’m Andy Dierks from Altoona, which lies in the center of Pennsylvania, yet these website galleries hold images from 22 different states. They show past travels with many more to be…so come along as I shoot, write, and ramble.

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