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About Karsten Thormaehlen : Karsten Thormaehlen's portraiture work, presented in more than 60 exhibitions and published in four books, gives an optimistic outlook to life at an advanced age.
STATEMENT OF ART:
There's beauty in everything what's surrounding us. Art is the most powerful tool to make this visible.

ORGANIZATION:
Thormaehlen Photography

EDUCATION:
1993, Communication Designer, MA, University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden, WIESBADEN/GERMANY.

EXPERIENCE:
1994-1998, artdirector, Select World, NEW YORK/USA
1999-2002, creative director, Select World, KOBLENZ/GERMANY
since 2003, freelance photographer, Thormaehlen Photography, FRANKFURT/GERMANY

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
i.e.
2010 "Jahrhundertmensch", Zollamtsaal MMK, FRANKFURT/GERMANY

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2016, Selection/Exhibition, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, LONDON/UK
2011, Selection/Exhibition, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, LONDON/UK
2005, Exhibition, The Ecstasy Of Things, Fotomuseum Winterthur, WINTERTHUR/SWITZERLAND

EVENTS:
2004, BFF, Visual Galleries at photokina, COLOGNE/GERMANY

AWARDS:
2015, Gold, Cannes Lions Festival, CANNES/FRANCE
2015, Gold, IPA Awards, LOS ANGELES/USA
2015, Silver, Clio Awards, NEW YORK/USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, "Du", Culture Magazine, pages October, ZURICH/SWITZERLAND

BOOKS:
2017, "Karsten Thormaehlen: 100 Jahre Lebensglück", c. 120 pgs., Knesebeck, MUNICH/GERMANY, ISBN 9783957280725.
2017, "Karsten Thormaehlen: AGING GRACEFULLY", c. 120 pgs., Chronicle, SAN FRANCISCO/USA, ISBN 9781452145334.
2013, "Karsten Thormaehlen: Silver Heroes", c. 144 pgs., Kehrer, HEIDELBERG/GERMANY, ISBN 9783868283037
2011, "Karsten Thormaehlen: Mit hundert hat man noch Träume", ca. 120 pgs., Kehrer, HEIDELBERG/GERMANY, ISBN 9783868282436
2004, "Rome-Photographs by Karsten Thormaehlen", c. 120, teNeues, DÜSSELDORF/GERMANY, ISBN 9783823845782.

ACCOLADES:
2017, "Lürzer's 200 Best Ad Photographers 2018/19", VIENNA/AUSTRIA.
2015, "Lürzer's 200 Best Ad Photographers 2016/17", VIENNA/AUSTRIA.
2015, "Official Member", German Society for Photography DGPh, COLOGNE/GERMANY.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
German (Native)
English (Advanced)
French (Beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Photoshop (Expert)
Phase One Capture One (Advanced)

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2016, "Photography", assistant professor, winter semester 2015/16, University of Applied Sciences RheinMain, WIESBADEN/GERMANY
2016, "Architecture + Portrait photography", 7. Fototage Burg Fürsteneck, EITERFELD/GERMANY
2015, "Happy at 100", 6. Fototage Burg Fürsteneck, EITERFELD/GERMANY
2011, "Traumberuf Fotograf", guest lecturer, Academy of Visual Arts, FRANKFURT/GERMANY

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2004, BFF e.V., STUTTGART/GERMANY.
2012, Freelens, HAMBURG/GERMANY.
2015, DGPh, COLOGNE/GERMANY.

COLLECTIONS:
2018, Weltkulturenmuseum, FRANKFURT/ GERMANY
2017, IREM, SCHLIEREN/SWITZERLAND
2017, New Design Museum Kensington, LONDON/UK
2016, National Museum of Art & Design, STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN
2014, University of Zurich, ZURICH/SWITZERLAND
2013, Hinohara, TOKYO/JAPAN
2013, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM/NETHERLANDS
2012, Lebensspuren Museum, WELS/AUSTRIA

HOBBIES:
Dogs, traveling, movies, music / concerts, art exhibitions + festivals, art collecting

CLIENTELE:
2017, Commerz Real AG, photography of real estate objects
2017, Henning Larsen Architects, photography of a real estate object
2017, Lidl, photography of various customer relations brochures
2015, Zwiesel Kristallglas AG, concept + photography of a glass series, designed by Bernadotte & Kylberg
2015, Samsung, brochure photography of a Galaxy smartphone
2015, Tokushu Tokai Papers, concept + photography of a new paper
2013, A. Lange & Söhne, concept + photography of a watches
2012, Lufthansa WorldShop, various catalogue cover concept + photography
2007, Porsche Design, catalogue photography
2006, Douglas, catalogue photography

WEB SITE:
http://www.karstenthormaehlen.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.karstenthormaehlen.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-01-26 12:16:17

COUNTRY:
Germany

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Karsten Thormaehlen


Pioneers of The Future Permanent Exhibition

A' Design Award Winner for Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Category in 2017
Karsten Thormaehlen for Thormaehlen Photography

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