Bjoern Thomas

Bjoern Thomas

is a contemporary art photographer from Germany. In the last years he gained a significant number of followers with almost 1 Million clicks on his webpage and iTunes channel.

Bjoern Thomas successfully presented his work on important art fairs in MIAMI, BASEL or SHANGHAI. His gangster pictures have been shown also at the SAATCHI MUSEUM in London on a screen, sold to important collectors or are in interest of major international art funds.

“Bjoern creates stimulating environments of people from all walks of life, presenting situations both real and fantastical in order to explore the complexities of human experience through an artistic and honest lens. Bjoern Thomas stylizes people in staged environments in order to theatrically combine fact with fiction, real people within symbolic and illuminated environments. Through his combination of reality with imagination, his subjects ranging from distant cultures in faraway lands to incarcerated gangsters and crime families become more than documentations of people in unfamiliar lived environments but become cinematic, adding a theoretical layer to his aesthetic portraits that triggers investigations into the alluded symbolic imagery. Bjoern Thomas uses photography to discover foreign elements prevalent in our society, exploring uncanny sub-cultures one does not personally understand. The photographer unearths the differences between individuals, the alien aspects one may never have personally encountered, seen most notably in his powerful “Gangster” or “Sumo” series”. 

Portrait of Bjoern Thomas