Photography & Text By Raffaele Canepa
INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTUREIn 2015 I started experimenting with infrared photography. At that time I used to work as a photographer on golf courses, which turned out to be an ideal location, as they offer all the distinctive features of IR photography: high contrast skies, bright greenery and dark bodies of water.
Soon after I started experimenting with infrared photography and architecture in my home town Milano, achieving amazing results in terms of detail rendition which. I’ve replicated the project in many different cities during my trips in Italy, Eastern Europe, Asia, North and South America, experimenting with different filters according to weather and light conditions.
In April 2019 I traveled to Kazakhstan with the definite purpose to experiment with the 850nm filter, which I had always left behind as a choice because of its harsh rendition of BnW tones.
Though this might be some kind of a limit on natural landscapes, it turned out to be the right choice to get good contrast in the sky when weather conditions were not ideal, or even overcast.
Detailed rendition on architecture is impressive, as the deeper you dive into the NIR spectrum, the less light is scattered by the atmosphere.
Different shooting and post processing techniques bring to life very different results: there is no straightforward path to follow, and most of the time there is a big part of experimental work.
I like the idea of taking a picture of something that is not exactly what I see with my eyes; I like the fact that once you’ve taken the shot you only are at the beginning of a process and that each time it will be slightly different; I enjoy the experimental part of the work involved in each and every step of the workflow.
With DIY modified digital cameras I explore beyond the limits of human vision, in that part of the light spectrum where color becomes a meaningless notion, and luminosity is way different from what we normally perceive.
I am fascinated by the idea that what I show in my pictures is technically invisible to the naked eye.
All images (Kazakhstan) and text © Raffaele Canepa
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