ANDREW ZIMMERMANN lives and works in Arlington, Virginia. He has lived in several different regions of the United States, and in each case, has used photography to capture essential elements in the landscape and to create instances of form or mood. Much of his work is influenced by art traditions of the past, including painters such as Titian, John Constable, and Cézanne, and composers of classical music such as Claude Debussy and Béla Bartók.
The series “Colorado Winter” is directly inspired by the East Asian tradition of ink painting, exemplified by individuals such as Itō Jakuchū from Japan and Dong Qichang from China. Zimmermann prizes photography for its ability to absorb stylistic elements from other, older, media and traditions, and to give those traditions honest reverence while making them new again. His work fuses the believability of photography — its connection to reality — with the imaginative aspects of vision.