The Mind Reader

This piece is about absorbing things in life around you. Taking in what is important and learning from it. Normally, people study and "pour over their books". In this image, life and knowledge (the books) are coming to you. We learn from other people or even from our own mistakes. You cannot read about everyday life. You have to live it, experience it and make yourself a better person from it. It is not something that can be taught to you. If you are open minded, it will come to you, like the gentleman in the image who has opened his mind. The library was taken at a private men’s club in Uptown Manhattan and the building underneath was shot in Paris.



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".