Photography is more than a passion to cinematographer Thomas Buelens.
Born in Antwerp, Belgium 27-01-1984.
His grandfather, Louis Buelens, was a professional photographer and owned 3 photo shops in Antwerp. These shops became Belgium’s number one Leica distributor. His father, Paul Buelens, later on took over the business and was also an active photographer for 25 years.
As time passed and Thomas grew up, he learned how to observe light in all its shapes and sizes, on film, video and photos. This hobby really took flight when he started working early in his career as a skateboard videographer. This allowed him to experiment with moving images in its most extreme form. This quality can still be observed in his images, which are always in function of the story line.
Thomas shot his first feature film “Catnapping” at the young age of 21. After that “Christmas in Paris” followed and just recently he finished his latest one “Tous les chats sont gris” starring the acclaimed director and actor Bouli Lanners, who won multiple awards including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
In between movies Thomas filmed commercials for brands such as Levi’s, Nike, Carlsberg, etc.
His goal is to, with the technical and visual aid of framing, light and camera movement, show what the scenes are trying to get through to the audience.
His greatest ambition is to give the audiences a visual experience.