Ines Thomsen is an Austrian photographer who was born in Linz in 1984. She has been professionally active for several years in a quest for unique, previously unseen and spectacular photos for her clients in advertising, fashion and the fine arts.
This involves not only technique but especially a positive energy that connects Ines to her compositions and subjects. Her photographs employ this special creative tension to give expression to the natural, uninhibited, profound and often imperceptible beauty of a subject. Her motto is:
Everything has its beauty but not everyone can see.
Ines began her career for deeply personal reasons: a tumor diagnosis at age 23. The then-flight attendant determined to give her life a new meaning and to do only what would truly give her pleasure. Following her recovery she attended the Prager Photo School and participated in international workshops with renowned photographers such as portrait guru Peter Hurley from New York.
In addition to portrait, beauty and fashion photography, her specialties include work with children, which she regards as the supreme discipline in human photography. To win the hearts of children, to capture their emotions and joy, the photographer must often face unusually demanding sessions. Listening, patience, understanding, pleasure and the highest standards are the values that mark working with Ines.
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