What puts certain creators a cut above the rest is their ability to reimagine familiar imagery into something engaging and totally original.

It’s that capacity to turn images we see every day into something unrecognizable that sets them apart, and one artist with that ability (and then some) is Switzerland-born photographer Thomas Barbèy. This multitalented man has worked in some of the world’s most beautiful countries as everything from a recording artist to a fashion photographer. Needless to say, his scope is pretty prolific.

Barbèy currently lives in Las Vegas, and he doesn’t leave home without a camera in hand. The name of his artistic game is transforming images that look pretty typical on their own into brilliant compositions.

With the help of an enlarger, Barbèy creates surreal composites out of photographs that, on their own, look pretty ordinary.

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“Sowing the Seeds of Love”

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“Absolute Faith”