I personally love vintage pictures! I was truly amazed to find out that the print of this romantic city in Paris can last for one hundred years! Year after year, people travel to Paris with hopes of either falling in love, recapturing love or just simply being with the one they love. I believe that there is a sense of magic about Paris that brings romance and fantasy to our mind.
About Sowing the Seeds of Love
Sowing the Seeds of Love is a limited edition print. I find the picture really fanciful. I have learned that this beautiful skyline was taken from the top of the Notre Dame during the Carnival in Venice. More so, I have discovered that this print was entitled “Sowing Seeds of Love” because the costumed men look like marionettes coming down from the sky spreading the “magic seeds of love.” The prints are available as an open edition and not signed. I found out that this is not an ink jet print and it was printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. This print features a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates exceptional visual depth. This image plays out the fantasies that romantic people like me have in mind.
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. 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.