“When Tom Solo looks through a camera lens he discovers beauty, hidden stories and meaningful details like no one else.” – Ola Ahlvarsson

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Born in Germany, 1973, Tom Solo explored many creative fields before he finally turned into a professional photographer and photo artist. After a successful education as a cabinet maker,  he received an award of the german ministry of economics and studied art & design at a private academy at Aachen (1996-1999) under Prof. Dr. Hildegard Reitz. Two years he assisted at Studio Ansgar Maria van Treeck, Düsseldorf.

Based in Spain from 2001 to 2008, he became assistant to renown advertising photographers from all over the world, mainly in Barcelona, Majorca and Ibiza. Since 2004 he works as freelance photographer.

Corporate clients appreciate his truly unique and unpretentious style in portraiture and advertising photography. With works for brands like Audi, Volvo, swisscom and magazines like Vanity Fair, Swiss Magazine and Monocle, Solo has become renown.

Based near Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), for convenient worldwide flight connections, as most of Toms clients are to find in Hamburg, London, Stockholm and Zurich. He shoots with high end Leica S-Systems, using ProFoto and Briese Lighting.

Expect excellent english, german (native), perfect spanish and basic french.

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2005 –
cover shooting for famous travel magazine Swiss Magazine (Swiss International Airlines) on Palma de Mallorca

2007 –
danish investor Morten Sondergaard hires Tom for a reportage on his trip flying around the world in a single engine aircraft through 18 countries in 60 days. The trip kicks off his photographic career and is published in magazines around the globe. A 300 page photo book on the trip is published in Copenhagen in 2009.

2009 –
Tom shoots a photo production on a multimillion dollar property in Spain to realize a 200 page coffee table book on behalf of the owner. The book ES MOLI D’EN MOREI is published by Berlin based editorial Jovis and is distributed world wide.

2010 –
the portraiture project HEADBANGERS CALL! is born, shot on location at the biggest heavy metal open air festival in the world (Wacken), to be continued with famous artists of all genres.

Audi contracts Tom Solo for several photo productions for the annual reports 2009/2010 .

2011 –
swisscom acquires 5 artworks of the Headbangers Call! series to be permanently exposed at the company’s headquarter in the city of Bern, capital of Switzerland.

Tom becomes the official portrait photographer with the Swiss Economic Forum, the premium economic leadership event in Switzerland, where he portrays world renown economic figures like Steve Forbes and champions like Vitali Klitschko as well as many other political and economic leaders in a studio which is especially set up on location.

2012 –
one of Europe’s most powerful lawyers, Zurich based art collector Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel acquires two pigment prints out of the SEF series, adding them to his print media artwork collection.

Creative Talent, one of germanys big music promotion companies based in Berlin, designates Tom Solo Int. to be the official photographer for the Greenville Festival 2013.

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Tom Solo Int. supports several NGOs, e.g. Plan International and Cinema Jenin. As an NGO, please feel free to approach us for special arrangements on PR or documentary photography.

– One of Toms clients besides of being a real estate tycoon is also a passionate polo player, thats why polo photography also has its place in Toms portfolio.


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