"Capture Alpine Beauty, Power and Emotions that Make Up their Essence with Rigor and Dedication."

Thomas Crauwels

A Few Words
Thomas Crauwels

"I live at the service of these impetuous guardians of the eternal snows. Watching their light, vibrating to the rhythm of their beauty has become second nature. I like to live these moments of contemplation of panoramas both frozen and changing, which feed me with their greatness.

In these moments, I taste peace and melt into the landscape. When the clouds are absent, when my gaze goes on forever and I can let my inspiration flow freely. Without any particular goal. Just to live. To let myself be carried.

At other times, I become a truth hunter. I look for the ephemeral moments. The coming storm. The elements colliding. The wind, the air, the rock, creating a chaos that engulfs me in intense and intoxicating sensations. These minutes where I hold my breath so much they are nimbered of a perfection which exceeds me and carries me in a different space. A space that my eye and its accomplice, my camera, know how to capture. Suddenly, everything calms down. Just after the fin of the world, the revelation of another world arrives. Before my amazed gaze, my senses on the alert, the clouds are torn apart like the curtain rises on a new show. The highest summits are adorned with another light, a new contrast.

Nature creates before my eyes. Trembling with an inner joy, I try to capture impermanence. It is like a miracle always renewed. Just after the storm, when the first rays of sunlight illuminate the peaks with their royal light.

My daily life is punctuated by the study of weather forecasts. Detecting the approach of the forces of nature. A subtle alliance between intuition and the rational study of the elements. I am at one with nature, who is the chief creative artist...and I the humble craftsman.

Mixture of experience and naivety, dancing alchemy of summits and elements, fusion between nature and the human being that I am. Who am I in front of all this? A stardust, present, vibrating, panting in the heart of the mystery of life. I aspire to the mastery of the moment which however escapes...

In the end, should we really try to control the moment? When I have everything in place with rigor and yet failure is waiting for me, I let my heart speak. And then, sometimes, the miracle happens. This miracle that floods me with joy. I am happy to share with you some of the nuggets I brought back from these journeys to the end of my dreams...

My quest for perfection always renewed, nature offered it to me so that I can offer it to you in my turn. I hope you will have as much pleasure in dreaming in front of these photos as I had in looking for the perfect moment, the right moment.

Thomas Crauwels

Thomas Crauwels

St. Moritz
Val d’Anniviers - St-Luc
Val d’Anniviers - Chandolin
Val d’Anniviers - St-Jean

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High Mountain Photography
in Black and White.

Between Beauty, Majesty and Purity : Thomas Crauwels invites us on a grandiose and authentic journey to meet these giants of snow and ice that have overwhelmed him. Passenger of emotions, halfway between two worlds: his works elevate us.

The Quest for

Modern romantic artist, Thomas Crauwels has a recognized and distinctive style that has been awarded in Switzerland and internationally on numerous occasions. His quest for excellence is the very testimony of his intimate and sincere link with the Alps.

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Award-Winning Art
Thomas Crauwels

black and white mountain book
International photography awards (ipa)
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Honorable Mention category fine-art book, nature book, self-published book
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PX3 - Paris Photography Prize
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Silver Award in the Fine-Art book category for the realization of ABOVE.
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Passy Mountain Book Fair (32nd edition)
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Grand Prize of the picture book for the realization of ABOVE.
Cultural Merit 2022 - Vionnaz
Award from the commune of Vionnaz for my photographic work on the Alps.
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Memorial Maria Luisa
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Eiger Monch Jungfrau panoramic - Honourable Mention

Press & References
Thomas Crauwels

Thomas Crauwels immortalizes summits before or after the storm

Interview on RTS UN Discover

Thomas Crauwelson the lookout for the sensitive soul of the mountains

Article by Caroline Christinaz for Le Temps Discover

Photographer of chaos

Interview by Guillaume Gétaz in the podcast l'Aventure on LFM Discover

The lonely photographer who sees the high mountains in black and white

Article by Clément Grandjean for Terre&Nature December 2021 Discover

Photograph of the Schreckhorn - View of one of the giants of Grindelwald, the Schreckhorn - Portrait of summit emerging from the sea of clouds.

Majestic Alpine Art.

The art of Thomas Crauwels is for lovers of the Alpine mountains and summits who wish to preserve, contemplate, and one day bequeath an eternal fragment of the beauty from above.

Like these rare moments revealed, all the works are in limited or unique series.

Thomas Crauwels

Thomas Crauwels


À through his quest photographic quest, Thomas Crauwels you invites you à contemplate the universe of the high mountains. Go to with him à the discovery of the Alps, in different environments in exceptional surroundings, put in value by the magic of black and white and of its wide palette of contrasts.

82 CHF
Thomas Crauwels - Alpine Legacy

Alpine Legacy

This book in a limited edition of 1'250 copies is a testimony of the beauty of this majestic Nature from above which seems eternal to us, but which, slowly, is transformed. An ode to preserve, contemplate and one day bequeath this celestial kingdom, timeless but so fragile.

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Thomas Crauwels posing in front of one of his prints of the Matterhorn

Notice of Purchasers

A magical vista for mountain lovers

by Eve

Thomas Crauwels has a passion for the mountains and loves black and white photography; the pictures he creates are absolutely irresistible. The purity of the lines, the simply unique viewpoints, the photographic work Thomas accomplishes, and the exceptional quality of the prints make them works of art. From our first contact at the Mountain trade fair up to the delivery to our home, the service offered by Thomas was very professional. We enjoy the magical vista every day!! Ève M.

We enjoy it every day!

by Corinne & Werner

As former inhabitants of Zermatt, it is difficult to forget the Matterhorn, even in a new environment of mountains and nature.
We found this great picture of the Matterhorn in a gallery, so strong and intense, it is impossible to forget it........
It became clear that it should be the centrepiece of our new flat.
We also had a very nice contact with the artist, who came to deliver his work himself.
This is very nice and adds a dimension to the object, to know its creator, his passion, the conditions of the shooting.
The texture of the photo looks like a painting, the lights play on it, Next . It seems alive. A real daily pleasure!
Corinne & Werner

We were bowled over!

by Gabriella and Gilles

My wife and I are amazed at the quality of the print and the rendering of this beautiful photo. We waited for years to put a picture up on our empty wall because we hadn't come across an artwork that really bowled us over. We've now found it and it looks just great in our entrance hallway.
Moreover, it portays three peaks that are highly symbolic and  particularly dear to our hearts: Weisshorn, Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn.

We thank you again for your impeccable service (quick response to enquiries, hyper-realistic projection of the work on the preliminary photos of the wall).
In short, nothing to complain about and we look forward to seeing you at a vernissage.
Gabriella and Gilles

An incredible print

by Quentin

Thomas quickly answered all our questions, confirming our desire to acquire one of his photographs. Once we received the print , it found its perfect place in our living room, where it has since opened an unparalleled window on the magnificent horizons of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Dent-Blanche. The quality of the print on the contemporary support is really exceptional, allowing us to enjoy all the details of the photograph.
Quentin D.

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