Thomas Hackenberg was born in 1963 and lives in the German city of Braunschweig. With first strong influences going back to the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and German photojournalist Thomas Hoepker, he loves to roam urban spaces as a street photographer.
When it comes to his street photography passion, Thomas Hackenberg characterizes himself as a classical flâneur-with-a-camera – though sometimes definitely more of a long-distance-runner, as he states. For him, a good picture must have a thought-provoking note, some humorous or quirky details, some kind of storyline. He likes pictures that pose questions rather than provide answers, and most of his photos are taken candidly. "What I like so much about street photography is the fact that you step out of the door, and you're right in it: no clumsy gear, you don't have to travel anywhere, you're always there: It’s positively an obsession!
His work was featured by resources and hubs such as UP Photographers, EYESHOT, lensculture, All About Photo or The Pictorial List. He received Finalist awards and was a winner in several street photography festivals worldwide.
More information about Thomas is also found on his webseite in the ABOUT section at https://hackenberg.info/about-thomas.