Ben Thomas is a photographer and visual artist born in Adelaide, based in Victoria, Australia.
Ben's work has centered around the cities and urban spaces that we live in. 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) utilising mirror and kaleidoscopic techniques to highlight how repeating patterns and objects act as the basis of our 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 of the use of colour and flatness that poses questions of how society defines the places in which we live.
Ben is a Hasselblad Master 2018 and has recently completed campaigns/assignments for The New Yorker Magazine, Sony, Cake, Singapore Airlines, Penguin Books and Chronicle Books.
Hasselblad Master 2018
Winner - LensCulture Emerging Talents 2016 Jurors’ Pick
Finalist - 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
Winner - 2015 125LIVE Olympus Vision award (London) honouring an established artist for pushing the boundaries of the medium through innovation, technical expertise and originality.
Honorable Mention - 2015 International Photographer of the year - Fine Art, Conceptual Category.
Winner - 2015 Desktop Create Awards - Photography Category.
April & May 2015 - Villa-Lena Foundation, Tuscany Italy.