As an artist, Christopher Thomas is best known for his elaborate city portraits: tranquil photographs of cityscapes taken with a large-format camera, Polaroid’s Type 55 film and printed on Arches handcrafted paper. But here he bring his unique style of city portraiture originally established with New York Sleeps (2009) and Münchner Elegien (Munich Elegies, 2001–2005) to these captivating, atmospheric images of nature.
The photographic material Thomas uses – most of which is no longer produced today – ensures that the images are rich in detail. His sensitivity and technical skill enabled his pictures to convey a sense of mystery and peacefulness.
“In our fast-moving times in which one is confronted with a barrage of incessant communication and a flood of images, Christopher’s contemplative pictures are an invitation to pause a while and dream. The viewer has a feeling of timelessness evoked by the long exposure times that do not capture any momentary movement.” - Ira Stehmann, Editor