Welcome to the unpredictable world of infrared photography. This is a world where trees turn wispy and magical. The sky becomes alienesque, and it appears that there should be three or four extra moons floating around. If you’ve ever wondered about infrared photography, or thought about giving it a try- these example photographs will pump up your motivation!
“Every time I post an infrared photo I call it ‘the parallel world’,” says Alin Popescu, “because it lives there in front of you, but you cannot see it.” That’s infrared photography described to a tee. Compared to regular shooting, infrared is Stranger Things’ ‘Upside Down’. A place that, visually at least, exists alongside what we see, but is completely hidden to us. Until, that is, you break through with the right tools.
Luciano Demasi’s photo activity is focused on “capturing the uniqueness of each moment nature provides with its immense and stunning endless beauty”. He took photos in San Diego East County (including Anza-Borrego Desert) and US national parks.
His real artistic love is for infrared photography: “the invisible world is first imagined, then captured, and finally brought to life, to unleash creativity, passion, and emotions.The invisible world is part of our reality and infrared photography is what unveils true beauty by enhancing our perception”
The ability to freeze a moment of time and preserve its essence so that others can cherish the emotions which it invokes within oneself is why I am fascinated with photography. I aim to do more than simply capture pieces of time; I aspire to shape these images in such a way that they will enrapture the mind and soul of any who lay eyes upon them.
Everyday of our lives, we awaken to a realm teeming with surreal scenery, yet, most people’s lives are too busy to fully appreciate the artistry that surrounds them. Therefore, I strive to capture that beauty in my work with stunning color combinations and clear, simple composition. Personally, I feel that my photographs are most successful, when, not only do they exhibit visual beauty, but also inspire an emotional connection with anyone who sees them. I endeavor to have my photographs draw people in and allow them to experience a mystical world that is not often seen.
Nature contains a rich variety of scenery just waiting to be made into something magical. For all the work involved in finding the perfect image, a truly mesmerizing photograph is one to treasure. Without the outlook of artist, it would be nigh impossible to achieve such marvelous representations of Mother Nature’s radiant beauty.
When I work, I prefer to keep all aspects of my composition in the most straightforward and natural form as is attainable. Long before I click the shutter of the camera, I have envisioned how the image will be received.
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