After training as a photographer, Tim Thiel spent 2½ years in Paris working as assistant to Peter Knaup and Claus Wickrath. He has been freelance since 1993, photographing people, fashion and still lifes for national and international advertising agencies, publishers and direct clients.

Tim Thiel is a freelance photographer and member of the German Association of Freelance Photographers (BFF).

His photographs reflect a love for staging, with nothing left to chance when it comes to clarity of form. A detailed creative process produces work that makes an impact with its colour and graphic effect.
His art reflects a spontaneity and creativity that result in a natural and contemporary photographic perception.

Every concept inspires him time and again in its own unique way.


Editorial Work

Beef!, Cosmopolitan, Elle Bistro, Elle Decoration, Elle Decor USA, Elle, Feinschmecker, Fit for Fun, Focus, Freundin, Glamour Germany, Glamour Russia, MAX, Mens Health, Vogue, Vogue Gioello, Latest Magazine, Lucy´s Magazine.


Actimel, After Eight, Airplus, Alnatura, Annemarie Börlind, Bayer, Becks, Badenia Versicherung, Bedford, Bergader, Bongrain, Boss, Böhringer Ingelheim, Buffalo Boots. Casella Käse, Chesterfield, Coca Cola, Commerzbank, Continental, De Beers Schmuck, Deit, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse, Deutschland Card, DFL, Douglas, Dr. Oetker, Dunlop Shoes, Durex, Eckes Granini, Edelweiss, Ehrmann, Esprit, FA, Feine Milde, Flip*Flop, Gerolsteiner, Greiff, Guhl Haarpflege, Hakle Hygieneprodukte, Hansgrohe, Hays, Homann Feinkost, HR3, Ille, Jaguar, Joop, JTI Cigarettes, Kahla Porzellan, Kellog´s, Lacroix, Laura Biagiotti, LC1, Löwensenf, LSG (Lufthansa Catering), Maggi, Marlboro, Mercedes, Merz, Messe Frankfurt, Migros, Milka, Milkana, Miracel Whip, Mondelez Deutschland Services GmbH, Mont Blanc, Mövenpick, National Bank, Nescafe, Nestlé Kaffee & Schokoladen GmbH, Nestlé Schöller, Nivea, Novartis, Opel, Otto Kern, Otto Versand, Peek&Cloppenburg, Philip Morris, Polycolor, Porsche Design, Porsche, Procter&Gamble, R+V Versicherung, Reemtsma, Rene Storck, Roy Robson, Sal. Oppenheim, Samsung, Santander Bank, Schiesser, SEB Bank, Siemens, Sony Electronics, Sparkasse, Swarowski Schmuck, Swiss Life, Tchibo Kaffee Raritäten, Telekom, Triumph Underwear, Versicherungskammer Bayern, Vodafone, VW, Wartner, Wella Hair Care, Wüstenrot Bausparkasse, ZDF, Zimmer + Rohde, etc.


Dunlop shoe campaign/ agency Leo Burnett Frankfurt - NY Festival „Bronze“, Cannes shortlist and publishing in „Lürzer's Archive“

Kodak image campaign/ agency Rempen + Partner Düsseldorf – ADC „Silver“

Image „Eye“, Pro Familia/ agency Leo Burnett - The Global Awards 2005 „Gold“, category consumer outdoor

Concept Swarovski crystal gemstone „advertisment of the month“ in February 2006

Images „dog“ and „urinal“/Agency Ogilvy Mather - Shortlist Pharma Grand Prix Munich and Köln

Coke Lemon/ agency Publicis Frankfurt – Finale: New York Festival and London Fab-Award.

Campaign „Oerlikon – We are one“ - German Designer Club (DDC), Award for „brilliant design 07“

Advantan Intendis, shooting „tiger“/ agency Ogilvy Healthworld - 16. Comprix-Award Pharma Communication 2008

„Lipstick“ image/ agency McCann BCA – Finalist „Golden Award of Montreux 2008“ , category print advertising.

"Riders wanted for Spotty", "Riders wanted for Levin" und "Riders wanted for Bynke"/ agency Cheil - Shortlist Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2008, category outdoor

Delmod Fashion Campaign „Holder“/ agency Skalecki Marketing IF-Award Communication, Event Hannover 2009

Sauer GmbH/ agency Simon&Goetz, Campaign "Jäger", iF communication
design award 2010

Andrea-Noris Zahn AG/ Agency Ogilvy Healtworld, Anzag Image Campaign, Finalist about GWA Profi Award 2011

Buffalo Boots GmbH/ Agency LePetitMax, Buffalo Image Campaign, Joy Trend Award Winner 2011 with the Motif "Magic Flower"

Sealife Image Campaign, PlakaDiva Award from the Association for Outdoor Advertising e.V. with the Motif "Globefish"

Ein liebes Kochbuch "German Design Award Winner 2018"

Award Winner „Gold“ Brand Campaign for our client Deutsche Bank 2019

Iconic Awards winner in communication "You can feel it" / Agency KK21 / Client Wienerberger 2020


Extensive collection

You can purchase photographic images of people, fashion, beauty, still life, food, children, architecture, interiors and much more besides from our extensive picture archive.

Please e-mail your image request and what it will be used for and we’ll be in touch straightaway.


Post-Production / Creative Retouching

Our clients are delighted with the picture editing carried out by the independent in-house post-production company Nachspiel.

Please contact Sebastian Köhler  for advice and information (Tel. 069-74307800, www.nachspiel-postproduktion.de)