Andreas Paasch was born in Malchow/Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the former East Germany.
He discovered the world of photography when he was quite young. Andreas’s parents were proud owners of the famous Pentacon EXA 1A camera, with which from the age of 10 they regularly allowed him to play. With the first click he fell in love with the great world of photography. Andreas attended a correspondence course at the Neue Kunstschule Zurich/Switzerland in 1997, altering his focus towards black and white portraits and exhibiting his work in several galleries.
In January 2001, he became a direct member of the DVF (Deutscher Verband fuer Fotografie e.V.), which is the only German full member of the FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique). Between 2002-2011, Andreas lived in Egypt and worked for several international archaeological institutes in Aswan, Luxor, Dahshour and Cairo, leading the photographic documentations of archaeological excavations.
After the Egyptian revolution in 2011 he moved back to Germany. For a third party paid project he worked 18 months at the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung (Egyptian Museum of Berlin) and the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin (Museum of Decorative Arts). Currently he is working as freelance photographer. Aside from his work, Andreas is also passionate about photography as a hobby, especially portraiture and architecture.
In 2008 he was honoured with the Bronze Award at the 5th Arabian European Photo Festival, section architecture, in Hamburg/Germany.