Andy Hettinger
Professional photographer

I have been a professional photographer since 2000 and have had the good fortune to capture images from around the world from wildlife, to cities, to landscapes, and musicians.  The images have been used in newspapers, advertising, catalogs, and on social media.  They grace homes, offices, and have been used as magazine and CD covers. Early on I chronicled my travels shooting in my LOWA Renegades and using them as my subject.   Later I added added Innox, Palermo, and San Francisco’s.  I never travel without my camera and a pair (or two) of LOWAs.

Career & Adventure Highlights:

  • Music Festivals for 15 years: Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Vegoose, Music Midtown, Life Is Good – shooting the world’s greatest musicians.
  • Wildlife photography in South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, India, the Amazon, Galapagos, and Alaska – lions, tigers, and bears…oh my.
  • Hiking the Great Wall of China, New Zealand Glaciers, and Uluru in the Australian Outback.
  • Walking the streets of Hanoi, Phuket, Paris, Munich, Lima, Singapore, and London.
  • Jumping off a cliff on the world’s biggest swing with Kat

Fun Fact:

When I was 13 I took my first photography class and forgot to bring in my subject for my first portrait.  So I used my shoes.  Twenty years later I found myself alone on the Great Wall of China and I needed a subject.  I had an idea, so I took off my Renegades and, well, it all began.  

What are your favorite LOWAs – and where have you taken them?

My Renegades, which were put to their greatest test at Bonnaroo in 2004.  Over the course of 5 days at the music festival I logged more than 35 miles averaging 15-hour days, all while hauling my camera equipment.  Conditions ranged from 105 degree dry, dusty days to torrential rain and deep mud.  Through it all, my Renegades kept me comfortable and dry.