"[Andre Elbing] is a reputable photogrpaher from Cologne, Germany. He IS publishing [a] 'coffee table' book on dancers. If anyone out there in CyberspaceLand has a particularly wonderful photo of themselves, contact Andre, send a permission-to-print and he just may publish it! By the way, he was at Rakkasah last year and also at my New Mexico, Shake & Bake Festival. (He took the most incredible photos of Nura sharit of the East Coast and also of fellowe friend and Master Teacher, Feyrouz! (Of Belgium, of course!)). He WILL be returning this summer to S&B again (July 30-Aug.3 97) and also will be photgraphing my wedding the day after. Anyway, he IS a legitimate guy, very nice (and very single and sweet)." --Amaya
"Andre is a very sweet, sincere and safe guy. He's truly hooked on the asthetics and beauty of this dance (and dancers). A struggling photographer and extremely popular in Germany and whereever he can attend to. He's also very busy and recently accepted a several times a week position to teach theatrical photography in a Cologne university. He is a bit overwhelmed by the load of work at the moment (his cousin does help out). The book is a real project, I can vouch for that as well as his good intentions. I know him for years and some of my favorite shots are from him. He also did my wedding photos. If I had a daughter, I would let Andre photograph her (without me)...a trustable, likeable guy. BTW, I'll be in the book too." --Feyrouz!
"I also know Andre, having met & spoken with him on several occasions, while teaching & performing in Koln. He is a true Oriental dance fan, an excellent photographer & a truly kind & generous person. He's also taken some pretty decent photos of me (that's high praise from me, since I usually *hate* how I look in `candid` & `grab` shots....) All my experiences with him have been good ones.... so I wholeheartedly second Feyrouz! (of Europe)'s endorsement." --Morocco