101 Silverpixels - THOMAS J. WEUTHEN

 
                  
QINGHAI, CHINA                                                                                                                QINGHAI, CHINA

                  
QINGHAI, CHINA                                                                                                                QINGHAI, CHINA

                  
QINGHAI, CHINA                                                                                                                QINGHAI, CHINA

                  
QINGHAI, CHINA                                                                                                                QINGHAI, CHINA

                  
HUANSHAN, CHINA                                                                                                            HUANSHAN, CHINA

                  SHANGHAI, CHINA                                                                                                             SHANGHAI, CHINA

                   
SHANGHAI, CHINA                                                                                                              KASHGAR, CHINA

                   
STUHLFELDEN, AUSTRIA                                                                                                        WUYUAN, CHINA

                   
Xizang (5,178m), China, Mount Everest Base Camp                             Xizang (5,216m), China, On the way to, Mt. Everest BC

                    
Shigatse (3,889m), Xizang, China                                                                      Kathmandu, Nepal
  
                    
Hanoi, vietnam                                                                                                               ABRUZZO, ITALY

                    
ABRUZZO, ITALY                                                                                                           ABRUZZO, ITALY

                    
Soca, Slovenia                                                                                                              Katschberg, Austria

                    
SHANGHAI, CHINA                                                                                                              SHANGHAI, CHINA

                    
Kathmandu, Nepal                                                                                                      Tibet, China

                    
New York City, Chrysler Building, USA                                                     Ferlach, Austria

What you should know


Name:

Thomas J. Weuthen


Occupation:

ENTREPRENEUR

SNR. EXECUTIVE MANAGER

Photographer


Favorite Camera:

Nikon D810

FUJIFILM XT1


favorite lenses

Nikon 14-24mm/f2.8

Nikon 24-70mm/F2.8

NIKON 70-200MM/F2.8

FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8

FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8

FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6


where HE lives

AUSTRIA


Favorite Subjects:

Night Photography

PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHY

stereographic panorama

CITY SCAPE (OLD & NEW)

People & TRAVEL


favorite shooting spots

SHANGHAI, P.R. CHINA

Tibet, P.R. China

KATHMANDU, NEPAL


Favorite Motto:

“IF ALL YOU EVER DO - IS ALL YOU'VE EVER DONE, THEN ALL YOU'LL EVER GET - IS ALL YOU EVER GOT.”


favorite SHOTS

about THOMAS

PHOTO: RONG LI
Kathmandu, Nepal
Xinjiang,
China
PHOTO: NELSON LEUNG
PHOTO: PETER BIALOBRZESKI

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  1. 1967 - Born in Germany

  2. 1987 - Finished A-Levels & entered German Armed Forces

  3. 1996 - Left Army as Captain with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering

  4. 1996 - Started sales and management career in Germany with a global leading company in access control solutions, headquartered in USA

  5. 1999 - Relocated to UK to start up & run the Automotive Strategic Business Unit (SBU) for Europe as General Manager

  6. 2005 - Moved to China to start up & run Automotive SBU for APAC as General Manager, took over 2nd SBU in 2008 and covered 80% of the company’s business

  7. 2009 - Economic crisis led him to look into new business opportunities, focusing on his core strength as an entrepreneur and senior executive manager, still enjoyed Asia and living in Shanghai

  8. 2010 - Joined exciting global enterprise for logistics and material handling equipment as global CEO

  9. 2014 - RELOCATED TO EUROPE FOR THE START UP OF HIS OWN ventures


PHOTOGRAPHY BACKGROUND

Next to his professional life, which has been always structured, process oriented and characterized by managing and decision-making, he is finding his life balance by investing his time in his creative talent as self-educated photographer.

Initially inspired by his father, he started his photographic journey MORE THAN 30 years ago and got passionate about combining his interests in latest technology, creative and artistic work, as well as adventure and exploration.

Through his extensive travels he was introduced to the cultural diversity in the Asia Pacific region, which he enjoys very much and is capturing amongst other topics in his photos from China, India and other countries.

In particular in the past 10 years he further matured as photographer and maintained a wide variety of interests for people, culture, city- & landscapes as well as night photography. Capturing the moment is key for him and he is, stimulated by his time in Asia, in particular looking for high contrast, discrepancies and extremes.

He created his own artistic “fingerprint” by combining different proven techniques with his photographic craftsmanship into ultra-high resolution photographs. Most of his work is printed in very large sizes and captures an incredible amount of details which allows the discovery of new things all the time.

With his works “Little WORLDs - Shanghai” and “City FUNNELs - Shanghai” he found his preferred way of blending his styles and interests with documenting the civilization process of Shanghai in an attractive and “non documentary” way. “…The interesting aspect of the work is off course that it looks surreal but it gives me a chance to make something which is not attractive very attractive. This is especially the case for the photos I shot in the old demolished residence areas which would make the audience upset if they would be in the real locations. The work allows me to document the civilization process and changes of Shanghai in my own way. I am trying to make the audience to appreciate the scene by making them unconsciously LOOKing TWICE (“Look Twice – Shanghai” was his 1st exhibition in China). We often need to give it a 2nd chance so that we can find nice aspects of life even in assumed “ugly” places which are demolished, smell, are wet or dirty.”