Thomas Bienert German by passport, Eu r opean by heart, f r ee in mind. The German artist Thomas Bienert is bo r n in the German Democratic Republic and now lives and works in Düsseldorf. Thomas has studied visual communication and worked as Art and C r eative Di r ector in inte r national advertising networks. „I feel divided: my enti r e advertising life I‘ve p r oduced synthetical emotions but f r om the very beginning I always worked on something completely di ﬀ e r ent as an artist– trying to grab the r eal life.“ Every image is built out of pieces of natu r e as leaves or t r ees. For Thomas they a r e perfect to visualize a human‘s life because of their similar life ci r cle – birth, life and death. Thomas Bienert works with classical cameras as Nikon and Leica as well as iPhone and Apple compute r . He never uses photo-filters. He c r eates his digital art all by himself.