© Christopher Thomas/Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
Between his commercial assignments, Munich-based Christopher Thomas has photographed deserted landscapes around the normally bustling landmarks of Munich, New York, and most recently, Venice. Thomas works with a large format camera and long exposures during the off season (winter, mostly) and quietest hours. That enables him to capture scenes that are devoid of people, but rich in both detail and serene, eerie mood. The Steven Kasher Gallery in New York will soon exhibit the Venice work to accompany the publication of Christopher Thomas: Venice in Solitude (Prestel, 2012). “We experience the city as an ingenious and luminous oasis of majesty and calm,” the gallery says of the work, and “almost feel the ghosts” of Titian, Vivaldi, Henry James and Thomas Mann along the canals and streets. The exhibit opens October 4 and runs through November 3.