Tourist Trap

The tree is a Morton Bay fig tree, which I shot in Beverly Hills. I then went on to place it in San Francisco. You can see the famous Ghirardelli sign and the trolleys that are so characteristic of the city. The tree could be mistaken for a giant octopus. The roots of the tree look like tentacles and the cars could be gobbled up. There is no light at the end of the tunnel, so you don't know if they will ever get out. SOLD OUT



Thomas Barbèy prints are developed in a traditional-chemical based process. Note these are not ink jet prints.

Sepia Print: Kodak Professional EnduraMetallic Paper. This gallery grade print has a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates exceptional visual depth. The print stability is 100 years in a typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Kodak Inc.). Sepia prints are numbered and hand signed by Thomas Barbèy.

Black and White Prints: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. It has a matte finish with a stability of 100 years in typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Fuji). These prints are available as an open edition and not signed.


We use the finest wood available. The wood is given a look of forged, hammered metal. It looks like an old pewtered mug one would find in an European castle. The frame will fit well with a contempory environment or a traditional home. The finish is neutral with a width of 2 5/8" and Rabbet 5/8".