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Thomas Smetana was born in Salzburg, Austria, 1966. From 1981 – 1989 he worked on archeological sites in Austria and Greece as a restorer.

He travelled extensively through Europe and the US which included a 6 month stay in Los Angeles.

From 1990 -1993 he assisted Gerhard Merzeder, one of the most successful photographers in Austria working at an international level.

In 1994 he began shooting independently having gained his Master’s certificate in Photography. This work was mainly based in Linz, Vienna & Munich.

As well as working solidly in Austria, his assignments have taken him as far afield as South Africa and Australia.

He has won both national and international Awards for his work.

He works mainly in the Advertising and Editorial fields, with diversity being the keyword for his unique style. He shoots for a variety of clients including –>

Telekom
Orange Schweiz
Vipnet
Generali
Wiener Städtische
Wiener Stadtbetriebe
Energie AG
OMV
ÖIAG
ThyssenKrupp
Raiffeisen Bank
Hypo Bank
Oberbank
BTV
Sony
BP
Leika
Ericsson
Airport Linz
Airport Wien
Ringstrassen Galerien
Steffl
Meinl Cafe
Lotto Toto Deutschland
Syneco Deutschland
DFB
ARD
VW
Seat
EWE
Zepter

Nestcafe
Lenzing
Intersport
Löffler
NTS Industrial Software
Linz Textil
Brau Union
Erema
Eaton
AMA
Tirol Milch
Wiener Zucker
Baumax
Adidas Eyewear
Beryll Eyewear
Street one
C+A
Don Gil
Levis
Elektra Bregenz
Dana
Rotes Kreuz