Ben Thomas: urban spaces’ repesentation
Ben Thomas is a photographer and visual artist born in Adelaide, now living in Melbourne, Australia. Ben’s work has centered around the cities and urban spaces we live in.
His “Cityshrinker” series (2007) was internationally acclaimed and considered to be one of the pioneering projects exploring the now popular tilt-shift technique. Ben’s study of urban spaces continued with “Accession” (2012) utilising mirror and kaleidoscopic techniques to highlight how repeating patterns and objects act as the basis of spaces we live in.
Most recently Ben has developed his latest series “Chroma” (2015), a further deconstruction of cities and urban areas with a primary focus of the use of colour and flatness.
Ben’s work has been shown the USA, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo and Melbourne and featured in a number publications. Ben has recently completed campaigns/assignments for The New Yorker Magazine, Sony, Cake, Singapore Airlines, Penguin Books and Chronicle Books.
Images courtesy of Ben Thomas