Alchemy is a journey into the magic that exists beyond the visible spectrum of light. The portfolio is based on Infrared frequencies of colour, converted to mono, drastically changing the character, tone and visible characteristics of the natural world.
I love the way this transition of light is played out – learning to photograph with Infrared is a wonderful process because not only can it be completely unpredictable at times but it opens up the world to a whole new raft of artistic possibilities… Greens can be rendered as white, blues as black, environments quickly become a pallete of alien zebrato tones. Learning to ‘see’ in Infrared is the real art though but once you get an appreciation of how and when to use Infrared light, the most amazing transformations become possible.
Look out for my Backwater series for more of my Infrared work.