Photo Essay : Vibrant Landscapes

In the series ‘Chroma’, Australian photographer Ben Thomas captures photos of urban landscapes featuring bright aqua-hued tones and simple forms that resemble illustrations. Shot across a number of cities – including London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai – the images depict a diverse mix of architecture and skylines. To achieve the color and texture seen in his photos, Thomas usually photographs on sunny days and uses photo editing tools to create the right balance between intensity and depth.

In an interview about the project, he says: “I think the cities and places we live in can sometimes present as overly complex and somewhat daunting … I want to show the inherent beauty that exists when you start breaking down these intricate scenes to their most simple components.”

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Words: Paris Bielby | Images: Ben Thomas