Minimalism in Infrared Photography in On Landscape

A new article has appeared in On Landscape Issue 273 with the title Minimalism in Infrared. It describes the origins of Infrared Photography with the experiments of the American physicist and photographer Robert Williams Wood (1868-1965) that were first published in 1910. It then discusses the various means of using Infrared film and digital cameras for Infrared images, with some examples taken with a converted Fuji X-E2.

Infrared images are not to everybody’s taste (especially in colour when they just look false to me) but in recognising this the article finishes:

Perhaps there is less scope for the creative use of metaphors or representation of emotions in infrared, but such images can, at least, cause the viewer to think a little. If that is only to realise that, oh! that is just another infrared image (even if not labelled as such), then perhaps not much is gained. But if the “unnatural” appeals as a form of abstraction from reality, or to reveal some aspect of reality that might otherwise go unnoticed, then perhaps the possibilities are greater. That is up to the viewer to decide.

The article can be found here.

River Eden at Shoregill in Infrared