Christopher Thomas, born in Munich in 1961 and a graduate of the Bavarian State School of Photography, has received several international awards as an advertising photographer. His photo reports have appeared in magazines such as Geo, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Stern and Merian. Numerous trips have taken him to Nepal, India and Ethiopia, for the World Press Award 1995 and the Epica Award as well as the gold medal at the New York Festival. He also became known for his epic city views of New York, which are summarized in the series "New York Sleeps". Thomas' work can be found in photo galleries and collections worldwide, including the Sir Elton John Photography Collection and the art collection of the German Bundestag.