Thomas Schauer is a world renowned commercial director and food photographer with over 20 years in the business.

His passion for capturing moments on film began at an early age growing up in his native Austria.  Thomas cultivated an artistic sensibility inspired by the aesthetics of European culture that surrounded him. After obtaining his master’s certificate in photography at the most prestigious photography school in Austria, he opened a studio in Vienna and later a second studio in New York City.

Thomas has shot the images for the cookbooks of world renowned chefs Daniel Boulud, Dan Barber, José Andrés, and Dominique Ansel, as well as spice guru Lior Lev Sercarz and mixologist Albert Trummer, to name just a few. His commercial culinary work include projects with Nespresso, Uncle Ben’s, Wegmans and Papa John’s.

Thomas is represented by TASTE production company ( with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Vienna/Austria.  Visit Thomas online and check out his stunning portfolios at