Manuel Thomé was born in 1977 in Aachen, Germany and came to photography at an early age through his father and grandfather.
After achieving a classical photographic education in a portrait studio, he had the opportunity to assist many well-known photographers from around Europe, which allowed Manuel to gain firsthand experience in the area of People, Lifestyle and Wedding photography with both private clients and top ranking agencies.
Self-employed for over 10 years, Manuel now works on the outskirts of Cologne producing work of the highest quality for many international clients who appreciate his professional style and his passion in dealing with people.
Commissions are now a large part of his portfolio, which include exclusive weddings and commercial work, not only produced in Germany, but from around the world.
Manuel Thomé also has a passion for Beauty and Fashion photography, where he has been awarded every year since 2007 by the "MPA" (Master Photographer Association) for producing several photos of the highest standard. In 2007 Manuel Thomé received the title "Overseas Fashion Photographer of the Year."
Photographing people gives Manuel the greatest pleasure. Whether it’s capturing an intimate and emotional moment at a wedding, expressive performances in fashion photography, or conceptual transformations in advertising photography, he has the passion to capture that special moment in time within any picture.
“My most favorite paper is ILFORD Galerie Fine Art Smooth, it´s perfect for my Black & White images and it’s also perfect for producing that award winning photographic print.”