About an hour drive outside of Bangkok, there is a tourist attraction called the “Floating Market”. I had seen it well over 20 years ago. In fact, my passion for photography started when I bought a camera before my first trip to Thailand. If I hadn’t gone on that trip, I may not be what I am today, a Fine Art photographer. The floating market is already a surreal experience, but I thought it would be even more strange to put the market in a hallway of the palace of Versailles. The combination of Asia with European architecture and the “outdoors” with the “indoors,” makes it totally impossible; something I absolutely thrive on.
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".