Infrared photography has been a constant theme here at The Phoblographer. When photographers load up Kodak Aerochrome, embark on an adventure, and create their infrared masterpieces, our excitement reaches boiling point. We have published many photographers taking pictures in this style. Below are some of the best to feature in the post.
1. Ryan Struck shares his infrared photography
Looks like Ryan Struck has grown up before our eyes over the years. We have presented it several times, each piece showing its evolution in photographic practice. In 2018 he shared his adventurous infrared photography which shed a beautiful light on the beach and surf life. While filming the series with Kodak Aerochrome, he says, “It made me think more about what I wanted to say and made me wonder what I was doing with my art. » Enjoy the work here.
2. Paolo Pettigiani creates infrared photography in Latin America
Paolo Pettigiani is a fan favorite here at The Phoblographer. His features are always successful, and you only have to look at his infrared photography to understand why. The image above is from a series filmed in South America. The southern continent is known for its incredible nature and landscapes. We think Pettifiani took this embellishment a step further by documenting it in such a unique way. Amazing. See more of his pictures here.
3. Fernando Sciotto’s infrared photography captures the cycle of life
Our last episode of infrared photography took place in January of this year. Fernando Sciotto is the photographer and his Life cycle the series is the subject. To be honest, this series is great! “I wanted to work on a new series dedicated to the cycle of life, with an emphasis on irretrievable death,” says Sciotto. He adds: “It may sound a little dark, but that’s nature. I prepared the concept. I wanted simple images that resemble an ethereal dream: body and nature together, reminding us of a passage from Genesis. Discover the portraits here (NSFW.)
4. Doug Golupski shows off his spectacular landscape photographs
If snow-capped mountains aren’t captivating enough, photographer Doug Golupski made them even more visually arresting by shooting them with Kodak Aerochrome. The deep blues of the water and sky, paired with the purple mountains, make Golupski’s work a pleasure to behold. He wishes he had found this style sooner, telling The Phoblographer, “Kodak Aerochrome was an unfortunate new revelation for me; I say unfortunately because it’s expensive and hard to get now. At least he discovered film, allowing us to enjoy his to work.
5. Zak van Biljon’s photos are dreamy
Zak van Biljon is another photographer who gives us his perspective on landscape photography. This seems to be a common theme in the infrared photography community; we are not crazy! Biljon’s images are awe-inspiring and show the size and strength of the earth’s natural wonders. Often on the road, Biljon saves his expired film by taking a mini-fridge with him. It’s dedication to the cause! If you want to see more of his majestic images, take a look here.
6. Rob Walwyn captures bushfires
Rob Walwyn documents the consequences of wild bushfires, a difficult subject to discuss. While that is the case, it doesn’t seem fair to describe her work as breathtaking. Bushfires in New South Wales took 240 days to be contained, destroying 80% of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Shooting the series in medium format, we think Walwyn did the subject justice and created a series full of empathy for all that had happened. Take a look at the series here.
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Main image by Zak van Biljon. Used with permission.