Sowing the Seeds of Love
This image takes us to the most romantic city in the world, Paris. The beautiful skyline was taken from the top of the Notre Dame, where you can see the most famous landmark, “The Eiffel Tower,” in the city. Every year people travel to Paris with hopes of either falling in love, recapturing love or just simply being with the one you love. There is a sense of magic about Paris that brings romance and fantasies to our mind. This image plays out those fantasies. The costumed men, who I shot during the Carnival in Venice, are like marionettes coming down from the sky spreading the “magic seeds of love.” It is about bringing love into one’s life, with someone else or just within yourself, loving who you 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".