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Andy Katz

Photographer. Oenophile. Explorer.

Photography has taken Sony Artisan of Imagery Andy Katz around the world multiple times. From the red sands and skeleton coasts of Namibia, through Eastern Europe and its ancient Jewish cultures, deep inside the most exclusive wineries in the world and through the heart of Rock & Roll. Andy discovered his passion for photography when he was eight years old. Since then, he’s known he wanted to spend his life behind the camera. As one of the original seven Sony Artisans of Imagery, Andy has documented more than 90 countries.  His unique skill lies in bringing his subjects to life. He has photographed most of the top wineries of the world and multi-platinum recording artists, The Doobie Brothers and Dan Fogelberg. His Fine Art photographs are featured in museums and galleries worldwide and inside 12 art books, including his latest, The Club of Nine, exploring the secrets of the most exclusive club in the world of wine, the Bordeaux houses of Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Yquem, Pretus, Cheval Blanc, and Ausone. Actor Sam Neill describes Andy’s images as those that “make you want to be there—to listen, to breathe, to experience.”

Photos: courtesy Andy Katz

Featured Presentations

Sip, Shoot, Savor

Six million album covers and a mantel covered with awards from five decades of work around the world? Celebrated photographer Andy Katz says it was all an enjoy good music, hang with musicians, learn about world-class wine, and travel the world with his young son Jesse, now one of the top winemakers in the world. In this romp of a talk, Andy shares his strategy for leaving room for adventure in our travels, trusting in the serendipity of a moment, and encountering people and places at their most authentic—on foot, face to face.

The Making of Aperture Cellars

- presented with Jesse Katz

This talk is a celebration of life, love, and the art of winemaking, shared by father/son team Andy and Jesse Katz.  It also shows how hard work, determination, and passion can combine to produce something that has captured hearts, minds, and palates worldwide.  Explore the meteoric rise of one of winemaking’s fastest-rising stars and take a wild ride around our planet with a curious and sharp-witted photographer as your guide.

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