Manuela Thames


I am a German, who moved to the United States in 2004 when I got married to my husband, who is American.
Currently we live in Saint Paul, Minnesota with our two young sons.

I started practicing photography about six years ago. Art has always been a part of my life in various forms, but I have no formal education.

My primary artistic motivation is a desire to visualize the struggles and the pains of life, the experience of loss and grief, my journey toward self knowledge, and the elusive beauty of it all. I find inspiration in poetry, nature and music.