About us

Combining the deep passion and dedication with 30 years of experience in a wide range of photography from great architecture of all centuries, the personal radiance of lifestyle and portrait, Tooten Photography intertwines the quintessential of our clients’ brand philosophy through the finest quality photography. 

Every shot is handcrafted with attention of details and our clients’ wish in mind. Having partnered with many worldwide luxury hotels and resorts, that has trust in us, we have garnered a 360-degree understanding of functioning landscapes in hospitality industry across cultures. This enables us to deliver seamless operations and to extract the finest outcome possible in timely manner. 

The photography equipment is equally important as our dedication; in ever-changing technology world, we use the latest equipment to ensure our clients’ key images are at the optimum quality. The primary highlights for hotels and resorts have been architectural, lifestyle, experiential, food along with detail photography. Tooten Photography also offers the best-of-its-kind drone photography. 

Team Tooten

Led by the master photographer Ralf Tooten – a multi-award-winning photographer, Tooten Photography is consisted of an integral team of highly skilled and experienced producers, digital technicians and lighting assistants. On-site “the Team Tooten” will ensure smooth coordination and technical aspects of all the shooting management. The Tooten Photography post production office in Bangkok, the digital darkroom, with skilled creative, specialized on hospitality’s beauty take care each picture so long as it takes, to perfection, until final satisfaction.

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Volker Schlöndorff

Oskar Award winning Movie Director / Munich, Germany

Ralf Tooten has not only made the usual scene photography, he has taken the most beautiful photographs ever

Mae-chee Sansaee

Bhuddist Nun / Bangkok, Thailand

He took pictures with his heart

About Ralf Tooten:

Fascinated by the aesthetics of visual encounters, the personal radiance of human beings and great architecture of all centuries, photographer Ralf Tooten has dedicated his professional life to architecture & portrait photography. 

Born in Germany’s Rhineland, Tooten completed his apprenticeship in architectural photography with master photographer Clemens Hartzenbusch in 1978 and then worked as a stills photographer on several seminal German movies including Volker Schlöndorff’s Academy Award winning ‘The Tin Drum’, based on the novel by Günter Grass, and Margarethe von Trotta’s ‘Two German Sisters’, which won the Golden Lion at Cannes Film Festival.

After winning the Fifth Polaroid Fine Arts Award in London for his documentation of Artist Gustav Kluge at work, Tooten went on to work for numerous organizations, ad agencies and magazines across Europe. His first coffee table book ‘Eyes of Wisdom’, an intimate portrait collection of the world’s greatest religious leaders, received worldwide attention and bagged the distinguished Hasselblad Master Award in Goteborg, Sweden in 2002.

In 2003, Tooten moved this studio to Bangkok and enthralled by the exotic aesthetics of the Asian megalopolis, Tooten has spent two years documenting the city’s after-dark activities, in collaboration with acclaimed writer Roger Willemsen resulted in the best-selling book Bangkok Noir, published in 2009. With support of the Goethe Institute and under the curatorial guidance of former Ver Gallery director Josef Ng, Tooten has transferred his shadowy diary into an atmospheric multimedia exhibition at the National Gallery in 2011.

His 2011 Medical awareness campaign about people who suffer emotionally from living with psoriasis, initiated by Pfizer Inc. and photographed on the Canary Islands, in Spain and in Costa Rica, was exhibited throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.

 In 2013, Tooten’s installation R.C.A., series of gigantic portraits of Thai construction  workers in numerous public spaces around Ratchaburi, transforming this small town in central Thailand into an open air gallery. Curated by Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch. ( see www.tooten.com )

His more recent collection, Ocean Noir, a series of ultra-low light images of oceans around the world, was first exhibited in Bangkok in 2016. 

In 2018-2019, Ralf Tooten was selected as one of the Artists for the first Bangkok Art Biennale by Artistic Director Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda and this curator team, to display and screen this Worker Portrait photographs all over multiple locations within Bangkok for four month.

In 2019 and 2020 Ralf Tooten’s work was part of the Group show in Palazzo Merati, Venice, Italy and the BAB Box, the Gallery of the Bangkok Art Biennale.

Born 1958 Homberg am Niederrhein, Germany

1975-1978 Study architectural photography with Mr. Clemens Hartzenbusch

Cologne, Germany

Ralf Tooten lives and works in Bangkok

Website: www.tooten.com

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok, Thailand

2017

Goethe Institute Pop-Up Exhibition – ‘The “worker bees” of Globalization, Cho Why, Bangkok, Thailand

2016

Ocean Noir (Nacht Wellen ) RMA Institute, Bangkok, Thailand 

2013

R.C.A. Ratchaburi Construction Worker Open Air, Ratchaburi, Thailand

2011

Bangkok Noir – The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2009

Bangkok Noir – Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2008

A.W.C. Asian Worker Covered – Tang Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2004

Eyes of Wisdom, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2002

Eyes of Wisdom, Museum of Art and Commerce, Hamburg, Germany