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Unique Photos of Eastern Congo Made Using Infrared Film

For his project Infra, photographer Richard Mosse photographed landscapes, villages, and people in Eastern Congo using Kodak Aerochrome infrared film.

Check out more photographs from the series over on Mosse’s website.

Infra (via Photojojo)


Image credits: Photographs by Richard Mosse and used with permission


 
 
  • http://www.goldengod.net Andrew Ferguson

    Aerochrome is amazing! I saw Mosse’s work a year or two ago and it inspired me to pick up some of the film myself.

    I used it to shoot a few celebrities & astronauts who were at the last two space shuttle launches from Kennedy Space Center:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cabbit/sets/72157628087368499/detail/

    You can pick it up for around $25 for a 12 exposure 120 format roll here - http://www.tarquinius.de/

  • http://twitter.com/stoyanov stanimir stoyanov

    Can you capture such photos with a DSLR? I know there are IR filters but then again I’ve read you need long exposures.

  • http://twitter.com/russianbox lloyd

    it would be good if somebody whos tried IR DSLR to chip in some experience. or it could even be a post Petapixel covers?

    anyone agree?

  • http://www.goldengod.net Andrew Ferguson

    You can capture monochromatic IR images with a DSLR, but you can’t capture colour IR images like these I’m afraid. The closest you could come is colouring a monochromatic IR image in Photoshop, and trust me: It doesn’t look as good.

    If I’m recalling correctly, here’s what you should know about DSLR infrared:It’s also worth noting that in order to capture mono-IR shots with your DSLR, you have to remove the internal IR light filter from your DSLR body. The ‘IR filters’ you see filter out visible light, so only IR passes through to the sensor and only *after* the internal IR filter is removed.

    Some quick googling will answer all of yours (and lloyd’s) questions as it’s a topic that’s been written about extensively.

  • Gordon McFlurry

    it’s like, the pictures ingested LSD, man!

  • anon

    Yes, you need a IR filter like the Hoya R72, a tripod and long exposures. A remote comes in handy too.

  • anon

    “The closest you could come is colouring a monochromatic IR image in Photoshop, and trust me: It doesn’t look as good.” That depends on your photoshop skills.
    “If I’m recalling correctly, here’s what you should know about DSLR infrared:It’s also worth noting that in order to capture mono-IR shots with your DSLR, you have to remove the internal IR light filter from your DSLR body.” 

    Nope. An IR filter and long exposures are enough for most DSLRs. You can get the IR filter removed and then shoot as with normal exposures, but then your camera would be IR only.

  • http://twitter.com/Basbeeky Bas ter Beek

    Can someone tell me how this works? Are some parts left out of this IR? Because skintones and the sky look perfectly normal!