Thomas Crauwels, Mountains Photographer
Thomas Crauwels (1983) originally from Belgium, discovered the Alps following his relocation to Switzerland.
Almost immediately, he began his exploration of the mountain environment which was to him, at the time, a complete unknown.
The beauty of the places he discovered created a need in him to share his experiences through the artistry of photography.
What began as one day hiking experiences transformed into Alpine bivouac adventures at heights in excess of 3000m in order to give form to the light and ambiance which he believes lives in the mountains.
The desire to share evolved into a need to express creativity in the alpine environment. Some use their crampons and their ice pick. Thomas uses his tri-pod and his camera.
From Chamonix to Zermat or even on Piz Bernina, Thomas explores these vast regions in search of angles and atmospheres around, and emanating from the summits of the Alps.
As mountain lover, Thomas’ aim is to create artistic photographs of the majestic Alpine summits.
His work has garnered a number of international prizes including first prize in the ‘Mountain’ category of the renowned Mémorial Maria Luisa 2014 and first prize in the ‘Fine Art, Landscape’ category of the Moscow International Foto Awards 2015.
Thomas also regularly exhibits his work around Europe.