Look at the Big Pitcher

My surreal Style as a photographer sometimes overlaps into the realm of Fantasy. This piece draws it’s inspiration from “A Book of Dreams” by Peter Reich. The father of the main character in the book owned a rain-making machine called a “Cloudbuster”. The English singer Kate Bush had a top ten hit in the 80’s called “Cloudbusting”. In the video, Donald Sutherland was operating this machine by pointing it to the sky. My version of the cloudbuster would be a big pitcher catching the clouds and turning them into a waterfall,instead of rain. The Swiss Alps are a breathtaking view and the perfect backdrop for this piece. When you see such an amazing sight, you realized how small we are, next to such an impressive series of massive mountains. We often look at the little things and problems in our daily lives instead of looking at the big picture. If we did this more often, we would realize how lucky we really are…



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".