I was totally blown away when I saw this picture for the very first time. I have a fear of heights and I was really stunned to see the person in the picture who is confidently diving off of the building. Thomas was really able to convey what absolute faith really means. The person in the picture appears very certain that she won’t get harmed. Overall, this picture is spectacular and I would love to frame it and hang it on my wall.
About the Absolute Faith
I have learned that this artwork by Thomas is a limited edition print. This masterpiece is all about taking risks in life and having full faith in yourself. Thomas is trying to show through this artwork that if she doesn’t jump, she will never know what lies ahead of her. This picture is all about liberation and trusting that you can overcome anything. Thomas developed this print in a traditional-chemical based method and it is not an ink jet print.
About The Artist
Thomas Barbèy grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, across the street from the “Caran D’ache” factory, the largest manufacturer of art supplies. He lived in Milan for 15 years making a living as a successful recording artist, lyricist and fashion photographer. Thomas has been a photographer for over twenty years now and prefers to use his old Canon AE1s when he shoots in 35mm or his RB67 when he shoots in medium format. He has combined several images taken over a period of twenty years to create surreal situations with the help of the enlarger in a dark room. His work has a specific style and is very characteristic. He only works with black and white, including Sepia toning at times. Today, he lives in Las Vegas and travels the world, taking his camera wherever he goes. Thomas travels 2-3 times a year to take photographs of different things and places.
Every single one of his images has to pass what he likes to call the “So what?” test. If a combination of two or more negatives put together doesn’t touch him or have any particular meaning, he starts over. According to Thomas, the picture can take you into an imaginary world. At times Thomas comes up with ideas beforehand, try to materialize them and it works. At other times, it comes as an accident, where the ideas come afterwards, when the image is already finished and the concept has yet to be understood. Thomas claims he is learning constantly through the process of creation. The title that Thomas gives to the final image is the glue and the substance of the piece.
Thank you Thomas for allowing us to post and share your interesting artwork. If you wish to know more about his marvelous works, you can go and visit his website.