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Behind the camera

Born and raised in Basel Switzerland, photography became my obsession after a trip to Australia in 1989.

For several years I dived into the otherworld of lenses and shutters and soon was fortunate enough to receive several national and international awards.


In 1995 my big dream of moving to Canada came true.

Over the next few years the passion of photography got taken over by a new one, the design and building of furniture and sculpture.

Photography had changed to a more physical way of expressing and creating.


In 2012 the passion returned, and is today part of my professional and personal life.

I appreciate the diverse fields of photography as a artistic or documentary way of expressing my views on life and its many facets. Fine Art Photography or Commercial Photography, Studio or out in the open, the passion is alike.


Penticton photographer Thomas Born



- 2015 PixotoPhoto Community

  #1 of the day in Landscapes


- 2015 Viewbug Photo Community

  Contest Finalist "Mountain Tops"


- 2014 View Bug Photo Community

  Runner Up, "Mountains in Black and White"

  Contest Finalist "Creeks"


- 2014, Pixoto Photo Community

  Challenge "North California Views", first and second place

  Challenge "Mirror", first place

  Challenge "Street Signs", first place

  Challenge "Save The Forest", first place

  Challenge "Mountain Landscapes" first place


- 2014, kujaja Photo Community

  Curators Choice 


- 2013 View Bug Photo Community

  "Achievement of Originality" in March

  "Editors Choice" in September

  "Staff Favorite" in November

  Contest Finalist "The Colour Green"


- 1999 Austrian Super Circuit

  Gold Medal, Special Theme "Men at Work"

  Gold Medal, Special Theme "Steel"


- Canadian Association for Photographic Art

  10th Annual Competition 1998

   Kodak Trophy and Gold Medal, Pictorial Slides

   Honorable Mention, Nature Slides


- 1998 Austrian Super Circuit

  Gold Medal, Special Theme "Steel"

  Gold Medal, Special Theme "Humor"


- 1995 Taipei 2th International Salon of Photography

   Bronze Medal, Nature Slides


- 1995 Swiss Amateur Photography Association

   Honorable Mention, Black & White Section








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