Bright, bold urban photography highlights simplicity and colour

Australian photographer Ben Thomas has an ongoing series titled Chroma which is an eerily vacant collection of urban settings in bright primary colours with a strong use of light.

Shot all over the world including Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, Paris and Italy, Ben manages to bring together these very different locations with his colour treatment and saturation. He explains how he purposefully “stripped out as much of the darker detail in the images as possible, to allow the vibrant colour to control the image."

He explains: “I had up until then travelled with a heap of lenses and equipment, this time it was only a couple of lenses at a fixed focal length,” he explains. “I then looked for the architecture and place design that give cities their unique feel. A key factor was also the weather, which was critical for the treatment process.”