The photographic work of the internationally well-known Austrian photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich (b. 1964) is captivating by its beauty and aesthetic sensitivity. His nude photography does not bring eroticism to the foreground but transforms the naked bodies of his models into sculptures. Bitesnich leaves out anything redundant to intensify the balanced aesthetics of his work. Poses are elegant and appear light. In 1988, Bitesnich began to deal with photography as a 24-year-old. Thus began his ten years long autodidactic training-on-the-job process. During this time, he gained profound knowledge of photography and, as a consequence, set new standards in the genre of nude photography. Bitesnich opts for reduction and models the body like a sculpture by using light and shade. He composes his photographs geometrically and develops very balanced image structures. Nonetheless, they do not come across harshly but are full of emotion. Sometimes, it is a look or a gesture that indicates subtle signals. Apart from nude photography and portraits at his studio, Bitesnich has a passion for street and travel photography. Both of these different genres complement each other in Bitesnich's work. He uses reduction in both cases, at the studio he reduces form while it is colour when travelling.