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Thomas Barbey  Las Vegas, NV


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About Thomas


The inspiration for my work comes from many years of traveling all over the world, everyday life, and from some of my favorite artists, such as Rene Magritte, M.C. Escher or Roger Dean. I bring my Mamiya RB 67 or several old Canon AE-1s wherever we go to shoot my photographs.

The process of my montage starts with concept. It is then followed by the exposure and selection of the negatives. The design is then created by carefully choosing printing procedures as combination printing; sandwiching negatives together; thereby printing them simultaneously; pre-planned double exposure in the camera; the re-photographing of collaged photographs; and/or a combination of the above. I sometimes retouch and/or airbrush the collages before re-photographing them from above with a special contraption to hold the camera in place. I then make a master negative to make a limited edition of prints. Although constantly asked about how I do them, I would like to think that the pictures can be appreciated without any real knowledge of their technical virtuosity. The visionary inspiration and imagination is not a technical skill learned in school but rather to my personal belief, a gift from God. This is the only way I can explain the source of any idea I may have during the creation process.


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MY SLIGHT CRITIQUE
pic a -society,civilization and technology are built on the strong roots of intelligence found in natural life
pic b -natural edifices has a towering eminence beyond many human establishments.

MY SLIGHT CRITIQUE
pic a -society,civilization and technology are built on the strong roots of intelligence found in natural life

Our Father in heaven,thank you for you wonderful gift to us.

for some reason i am reminded of harry potter and i think that is cool. the details are beautiful and exquisitely presented

An honest man sharing where he gets his ability from.

Whoa! Mysterious and talk bout creative;D

its marvelous
art lovers need such wonderful arts

I always find it interesting when an artist is criticized for not being original, that someone else did the kind of work before them. Isn't that like saying because DaVinci did a portrait, no one else should bother? I believe each artist brings a part of themselves to the work and therefore creates an original piece of art. You may not like it, but it doesn't take away from that person's work. Just my two cents...

The first image is cool, the second is very flawed in the perspective on the castle, which would put the horizon up much higher than it is.

he is so good!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)!!!! PEACE LOVE HAPPINESS!!!!

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