Behind the pseudonym picturetom you’ll find the photographer and publicist Thomas Schmidt
Thomas Schmidt, independent photographer and artist
A creative mind
In the past, Thomas Schmidt (DGPh) was active in numerous different projects. Since 1980 he has been actively engaged in the subject of photography and took over contract work for Gruner and Jahr, the Spiegel as well as Axel-Springer and Holtzbrinck – above all else in the fields of commercial and portrait photography. From 1992 onwards he was a manager in various companies and was responsible for the areas of imagery and media. In 2001 he started building up a photo agency for the main issues of medicine and science. He was the originator and creative mind behind medicalpicture GmbH as well as managing partner. Since 2009 he has been working again as a freelance journalist and photographer.
He is member of DGPh (German Society of Photography), FREELENS, PACA and the PLUS COALITION.
About Independent Photography
Independent photography by picturetom refers to photographs that are created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer as artist. Independent photography stands in contrast to assignments and commercial photography.