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Daniel Airam
Brad Aldridge
Harold Altman
Ugo Baracco
Thomas Barbey
Richard Baumann
Alexander Befelein
Giovanni Casadei
Judith De Zanger
Jon deMartin
Elisabeth Ehmann
Robert Farber
Marcel Favreau
Kathy Fieramosca
Ruth Franklin
Johnny Friedlaender
Arturo Garcia
Alain Gaudin
Alfred Gonzalez
Tony Graham
Ellen Granter
S. Hetreau
Makie Hino
Joseph Holston
Don Hong-Oai
Laurent Hours
Pierre Jacquelin
Peter Jogo
Parish Kohanim
Armin Landeck
Rebecca Land-Soodak
Martin Lewis
Hely Lima
Edwin Lynch
Eduardo Malara
Jean Michel Mathieux- Marie
Frederick Mershimer
Henry Moore
Pam Moxley
Pablo Picasso
Paul Plante
Dede Reed
Kaoru Saito
Gaylord Schanilec
Lynn Shaler
John Sloan
Patricia Steur
James Stewart
Joseph Sweeney
Carole Teller
Shigeki Tomura
Natalie Torselli
Scott Waddell
Mikio Watanabe
Marion Welch
Albeir Woda
Treacy Ziegler
Thomas Barbey

Thomas Barbèy was born in Connecticut in 1957, he was brought to Europe from the time he was six months old. Helived in Italy and Germany, and then moved to Switzerland where he lived for 17 years.He spent a semester at the University of Geneva, but left to pursue a career in the music industry.He found success on the Italian music charts and subsequently moved to Italy where he remained for 15 years. During this time he focused on his music career while photography remained a hobby.By the early 1990s he owned his own fashion photography studio.
In 1995 Barbèy moved back to the US.He now lives in Las Vegas with his wife and business partner, Suzanne.He creates his images through a process he calls “photomixage”.His work is inspired by artists such as M.C. Escher and René Magritte as well as many years of traveling the world.His process begins with a concept, then creation and selection of negatives.Photography is a tradition in Barbèy’s family and he sometimes uses old negatives from the family archive in his work.To achieve the desired outcome, negatives are double exposed in the camera, sandwiched together to be printed simultaneously, collaged and re-photographed, and/or any combination of those processes.

Artist Statement
The inspiration for my work comes from many years of traveling all over the world, every day life and from some of my favorite artists, such as René Magritte, M.C. Escher and Roger Dean.I carry my Mimiya RB-67 and several old Canon AE-1s wherever I go to shoot my photographs.

The process of my montage starts with a concept.It is then followed by the exposure and selection of the negatives to be used.The design is then created by carefully choosing printing procedures such as combination printing; sandwiching negatives together, thereby printing them simultaneously; pre-planned double exposures in the camera; the retouching of collaged photographs; and/or a combination of all the above.I sometimes retouch and/or airbrush the collages before re-photographing them.I then make a master negative to print a limited edition.Although I'm constantly asked about how I do them, I would like to think that the pictures can be appreciated without any real knowledge of their technical virtuosity.The visionary inspiration and imagination is not a technical skill learned in school but rather to my personal belief, a gift from God.This is the only way I can explain the source of any idea I may have during the creation process.


Thomas Barbey - Turning the Other Cheek
Turning the Other Cheek

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Thomas Barbey - Blown Away
Blown Away

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Thomas Barbey - Scenic Detour
Scenic Detour

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Thomas Barbey - Striking a Chord
Striking a Chord

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Thomas Barbey - Sunbathing
Sunbathing

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Thomas Barbey - Inner Beauty
Inner Beauty

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Thomas Barbey - Looking for my Doll
Looking for my Doll

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Thomas Barbey - O Duomo Mio
O Duomo Mio

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Thomas Barbey - Urban Offering
Urban Offering

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Thomas Barbey - Absolute Faith
Absolute Faith

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Thomas Barbey - Rhinal Congestion
Rhinal Congestion

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Thomas Barbey - Drive -Thru Gallery
Drive -Thru Gallery

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Thomas Barbey - Zip-Lock Babe
Zip-Lock Babe

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Thomas Barbey - Blast from the Past
Blast from the Past

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Thomas Barbey - Icy Studs
Icy Studs

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Thomas Barbey - "Oh Sheet!"
"Oh Sheet!"

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Thomas Barbey - Intrusive Art
Intrusive Art

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Thomas Barbey - Rising Real Estate
Rising Real Estate

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Thomas Barbey - Inner Course
Inner Course

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Thomas Barbey - Beach "Bum"
Beach "Bum"

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Thomas Barbey - In Her Course
In Her Course

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Thomas Barbey - Sun Stroke
Sun Stroke

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Thomas Barbey - Swan Lake
Swan Lake

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Thomas Barbey - Looking at the Big Pitcher
Looking at the Big Pitcher

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Thomas Barbey - Pitcher Books
Pitcher Books

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Thomas Barbey - The Nut Tree
The Nut Tree

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Thomas Barbey - Horsing Around
Horsing Around

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Thomas Barbey - Pisaed Off
Pisaed Off

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Thomas Barbey - The Game
The Game

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Thomas Barbey - The Amalfi Coasters
The Amalfi Coasters

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Thomas Barbey - Goin' Nowhere
Goin' Nowhere

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Thomas Barbey - Palindrome
Palindrome

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Thomas Barbey - Escargocities
Escargocities

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Thomas Barbey - Face Off
Face Off

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Thomas Barbey - Taking a Leak
Taking a Leak

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Thomas Barbey - Ordinary People
Ordinary People

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Thomas Barbey - Motivation
Motivation

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Thomas Barbey - Rack n' Roll
Rack n' Roll

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Thomas Barbey - Over the Hill
Over the Hill

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Thomas Barbey - Whal'in
Whal'in

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Thomas Barbey - High Security
High Security

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Thomas Barbey - Stoned
Stoned

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Thomas Barbey - Spiritual-Re-Boot
Spiritual-Re-Boot

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Thomas Barbey - Peek-a-Boo
Peek-a-Boo

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Thomas Barbey - Something's Fishy
Something's Fishy

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Thomas Barbey - Splashdown in Venice
Splashdown in Venice

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Thomas Barbey - Core Issues
Core Issues

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Thomas Barbey - Crosswalk
Crosswalk

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Thomas Barbey - Fish out of Water
Fish out of Water

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Thomas Barbey - Grand Central Dilemma
Grand Central Dilemma

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Thomas Barbey - Natural Disorder
Natural Disorder

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Thomas Barbey - Over my Head
Over my Head

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Thomas Barbey - View From the Edge
View From the Edge

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Thomas Barbey - Under the Weather
Under the Weather

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Thomas Barbey - Tearful Encounter
Tearful Encounter

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Thomas Barbey - Stumped
Stumped

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Thomas Barbey - Rowed Out of Town
Rowed Out of Town

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Thomas Barbey -  Road to Enlightenment
Road to Enlightenment

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Thomas Barbey - Masquerade
Masquerade

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Thomas Barbey - Loan Sharks Shindig
Loan Sharks Shindig

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Thomas Barbey - Judgement Call
Judgement Call

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Thomas Barbey - Isaac Newton's Dream
Isaac Newton's Dream

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Thomas Barbey - Swell Time in Town
Swell Time in Town

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Thomas Barbey - The Mind Reader
The Mind Reader

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Thomas Barbey - Keeping up with The Jones'
Keeping up with The Jones'

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Thomas Barbey - Econo Tour
Econo Tour

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Thomas Barbey - Tourist Trap
Tourist Trap

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Thomas Barbey - Sowing the Seeds of Love
Sowing the Seeds of Love

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Thomas Barbey - Soul Partners
Soul Partners

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Thomas Barbey - Shortcut to China
Shortcut to China

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Thomas Barbey - Pas de Deux
Pas de Deux

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Thomas Barbey - Crash Course in Italian
Crash Course in Italian

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Thomas Barbey - Sightseeing was a Blast
Sightseeing was a Blast

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