Thomas Adriaan Morel (born 1988) is a Dutch professional photographer, who lives in Norway. Born and raised in the beautiful city of Den Bosch (‘s-Hertogenbosch), he moved to a small town called Feios in the Norwegian fjord landscape in 2004. Thomas has studied sports until he was 18, and soon started to combine his interest for sports and the human ability to defy gravity with his visual passion and aesthetic feeling for photography. Without education or factual knowledge about photography, he quickly started working on ad-campaigns for different clothing brands like Puma, Helly Hansen, Umbro, Skogstad and Nike.
Winning many competitions and awards, he first became a semifinalist at the age of 19 in the Hasselblad Masters Awards in 2010. In 2016, Thomas was selected as a finalist in the same prestigious Hasselblad Masters Awards. Thomas started traveling around the world, seeking for the moments that would inspire him to realize his vision. Working like this to create his signature style, he collaborated with companies and brands like Maui Theatre, NYC ballet, Norsk Opera and International Olympic Committee.
Soon he developed from being a commercial photographer to becoming trusted partner for many public and private decoration projects, both delivering existing work and work shot especially by the clients request towards a specific theme.
Now, Thomas works with both small local projects and more complicated international projects. As an art photographer, he also works a lot around the world on projects he chooses himself to supplement his portfolio. He is also very active holding lectures and demos about his style of work around the world.