Thomas Wunsch

Lives and works in Wiesbaden, Germany.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a professional photographer from Germany and for the past 18 years, I have devoted my entire work to abstract photography. For me, it is very important that in my photographs the viewer is at the center, because of the absence of any indication of what was photographed leaves a lot of room for interpretation. And as different as people are, so are their interpretations. Each viewer sees something different in my photographs. This is part of their appeal and it is also an important element of my photographic concept. With my photographs, I want to create a visual experience that actively involves the viewer’s senses, emotions, and intellect.

As you can see my pictures look all very, very different. I am not interested in creating series of photographs that look somewhat similar. The only connecting element in my photographs should be that they are abstract and one cannot recognize what I have photographed.

 

I started working in the field of photography at age 17 when I moved to the USA and became a member of the Kodak Young Photographers League. When I opened a photo studio in Hamburg I devoted myself to fashion, still life and portrait photography (I took pictures of Barbra Streisand, Sir George Solti, Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Dalai Lama, Jeff Koons, Debra Winger, Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Sting, Ai Weiwei, Harvey Keitel, Daniel Barenboim and many other international celebrities). I also had my first two solo exhibitions in Hamburg at Gallery Palme.

After I moved to the USA again, I was working as a still photographer at a movie production company for many years. I started taking abstract photographs in the year 2000. These pictures have been shown internationally in galleries and museums and were also published by the renowned German record company ECM as CD and LP covers.


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