Thomas Böcker is a German photographer and photojournalist, based in Frankfurt/Main. He was born in Neuss/North Rhine-Westphalia in 1979 and grew up in Essen/Germany.
After training as a media designer, Thomas Böcker studied communication design and exhibition design at PBSA/HS Düsseldorf with Prof. Gerhard Vormwald and Prof. Philipp Teufel.
Thomas Böcker Photography & Photojournalism
Thomas Böcker worked for numerous international clients as a freelance photographer and graphic designer for ten years.
From 2014 to 2018 Thomas Böcker worked as a permanent photojournalist for Axel Springer publishing house. From 2014 to 2017, he worked across all departments at ‘Bild’ newspaper editorial office for southern Germany in Munich. At the beginning of 2017, he moved to the federal editorial office of ‘Bild’ to the sports department in Berlin.
In June 2019, Thomas Böcker joined the German Football Association (DFB) in Frankfurt/Main, where he is responsible for the DFB's photographic activities as a head photographer and photojournalist.
In addition to his photojournalistic activities, Thomas Böcker also works on freelance photographic projects, which he publishes and exhibits on a regular basis.
Thomas Böcker's commercial photographic work focuses mainly on picture desk, photojournalism, studio, portrait and people.
Thomas Böcker's conceptual photographic work focuses on people, their behavior, their perception and the traces they leave in their environment. He is an attentive observer and sees himself as a collector of photographic flotsam.
Thomas Böcker‘s creative drive is based on the idea that there is nothing more interesting for the human being than the human being itself.