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Christopher Thomas: Lost in LA

  • Galerie XII 6150 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 (map)

Please join us for a special walkthrough with the artist.

Christopher Thomas (Germany, b. 1961) refers to the photographs from his various series as city-portraits, documenting the architectural personality of iconic urban centers with the detail and aesthetic of classical large-format portraiture. Through long exposure times and his exclusive use of large-format Polaroid Type-55 film, Thomas is able to achieve remarkable clarity and a dramatic, ethereal mood in his images. By photographing in the middle of the night or early morning, Thomas captures these often-crowded locales completely devoid of human presence allowing the viewer to focus on the unique structural character of each culture. In addition to works portraying Los Angeles, prints from his previous studies of Paris, Venice and New York City will also be on view.