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In his series Chroma, photographer Ben Thomas explores cities, finding vibrant colours and textures that make these places seem like a comic book setting.
The Melbourne-based visual artist pioneered the tilt-shift technique back in 2007 in his series Cityshrinker, then made urban spaces look like kaleidoscope patterns in Accession. Now in Chroma, he’s highlighting the flatness and pop art aesthetic of our cities through extreme hues.
In this interview, Thomas talks about his obsession with urban photography and his latest work.
Where does your enduring fascination with the density of urban centers stem from?
“I think it all comes back to when I moved from Adelaide to Melbourne. It was a bit of a …