Ben Thomas is an Australian photographer and visual artist focused on urban spaces. His "Cityshrinker" series (2007) was internationally acclaimed and considered to be one of the pioneering projects exploring the now popular tilt-shift technique. Ben's study of urban spaces continued with "Accession" (2012) utilizing mirror and kaleidoscopic techniques to highlight how repeating patterns and objects act as the basis of our urban surroundings. Most recently Ben has developed his latest series "Chroma" (2015) and "Chroma II (2016), a further deconstruction of cities and urban areas with a primary focus on the use of color and flatness that poses questions of how society defines the places in which we live. He deliberately “stripped out as much of the darker detail in the images as possible, to allow the vibrant color to control the image”. In his words, “The idea of simplicity and flatness is where I’m at right now.”
Ben has also completed campaigns/assignments for various internationally renowned magazines and companies.