#23 Thomas Barbèy
by Allison H.
Through his photomontages, Thomas Barbèy brings the audience into his imaginary world. During the process of image making, every single one of his images has to pass the “So what?” test. If the image is not interesting enough or doesn’t touch him, he will ask himself “So what?” and then he will start over. Sometimes he has the ideas in mind before he create, while sometimes it is just an accident. Sometimes when he combines several images, some of the images come years later, but it happens to be the perfect match. His work inspires me a lot, and encourage me to be more open to all kinds of possibilities. The world is strange after all.