Born and raised in Austria, Thomas traveled the world as a successful fashion model but it wasn’t until he stepped behind the camera that he found his true passion.
Now based out of New York, Thomas captures the faces and places that inspire him most with a documentarian’s eye. As a photographer, director/cinematographer, his unique style supports brands to better tell their stories. His clients include Pierre Cardin, Instyle Magazine, New York City Ballet, Facebook Inc. and The International Culinary Center. Thomas founded Schatzi Productions, a one-stop production company for all of his creative ventures.
His first feature length documentary HOMME LESS, that he directed, photographed and co-edited won The Grand Jury Award in the Metropolis Competition at DOC NYC 2014 and the award for Best Documentary at the Film Festival Kitzbuhel - Austria.