light just beyond red

My interest in images obtained in the infrared spectrum recalls the discovery of still life with white objects during the early drawing classes that emphasize volume and light without the disruptive element of color. Here I explore the study of light, particularly the wavelength between 720 and 860 nanometers, which is invisible to the human eye.

This spectrum transforms the images captured by the camera into a drawing lesson, where the volume of space is revealed by the temperature of light rather than color. Since this spectrum of light requires a longer exposure time, moving elements necessarily decompose in a quasi-spectral manner. The contour blends into the backdrop in a unique way.This series was achieved using an R72 infrared filter that removes the visible spectrum. 

Brebu Nou (Weidenthal), Romania, 2006

IR Hoya R72 filter,

Nikon D70

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