The photographs created by Andy Katz have taken him around the globe. From the Old Country in Eastern Europe to the California wine country, which he now calls home, his subjects are as diverse as his travels and adventures.
The images in Katz’s books, A Portrait of Napa and Sonoma; Vineyard; The Heart of Burgundy, Tuscany and its Wines; Robert Mondovi Winery; and Private Reserve, have been described by vintners, photographers, critics and other readers as breathtaking. His evocative work is featured in museums and galleries worldwide including his own in Boulder, Colorado and Healdsburg, California.
Katz discovered his love for photography at a young age. Admittedly, he had been chasing his classmates around the playground with his camera since as early as the third grade.
But when he was 11, his father brought home a book of black and white portraits by the legendary Canadian photographer Yosuf Karsh. It was as if a flash bulb went off in his soul. “I was amazed. His work was all large-format and his prints were so vivid you felt you could actually touch the person’s skin. The tonality, the technique—it was all truly exquisite. I was mesmerized.” How ironic that years later, Yosuf Karsh would count himself among the many proud collectors of Katz’s photos.