Until June 4, 2016, Bernheimer Fine Art Switzerland of Lucerne is pleased to present Christopher Thomas’ poetic photographs taken in Upper Engadin in Switzerland.
Within the time of 2 years Christopher Thomas captured the unique atmosphere of Engadin, its play of light and shadows at all seasons of the year in every wheatear conditions. As in his city portraits the artists worked in the technique of analogue photography. He chose the analogue panorama Camera of the type Linhof Technorama. In his bag he always carried the heavy tripod and rolls of black-and-white film which has to be changed after every fourth picture. This decelerated way of working and the tranquillity of the landscape gave his images the atmosphere of being detached from any time or space.
By a well-thought-out composition, the reverent approach towards the nature and the sharp black-and-white play Thomas succeeds to increase the drama of the landscape. Familiar environment is translated into atmospheric images triggering a timeless and poetic value to the scenery.
Born in Munich in 1961, Thomas completed his training as a photographer at the Bayerische Lehranstalt für Photographie. In addition to his more than twenty-five years as an internationally successful commercial photographer, he also succeeded in becoming established as a renowned photographic artist. Thomas has received several international awards for his photo reportages for Geo, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Merian and other magazines.
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