About - achim burgardt | fotografie

Hello and thanks for checking out my site. I am a photographer, originally from Germany, who lived and worked in Switzerland. Since 2000 I reside in the United States and call the Houston Texas area home. 

I started photography as a hobby in high school. In later years it has become a passion and a welcome creative counterweight to my demanding "daytime" job.

Shooting (almost) exclusively film, I am interested in portrait, fashion, and street photography. A special focus is on black & white film photography, and I develop my film negatives myself. Compared to the ease of using storage cards in digital cameras this is a crafty and rather laborious effort. However, rolling a well developed set of negatives from the spool  is one of the most rewarding aspects of a photo shoot to me.  

I divide my works into "posed" and "unposed" sections, giving credit to the nature of portraiture as well as candid shots.  


If you are interested in working with me, please don't hesitate to contact via the contact form or via social media. I look forward to hearing from you!