First Leaf

The first spring leaves are like nothing else. Literally new born, perfect in their form, irridescent in their colour, translucent and untainted by pollution or any sort of insect blight, there is nothing like a tree in full bloom with it's brand new coat of green. These leaves make perfect Infrared subjects and so I've set about attempting to capture a set of images which bring their purity and form to the forefront of the photograph.

I took the initial image for this series in the spring of 2016 but it wasn't until a year later that I really developed the idea into a whole series. Strong sunlight is often essential for infrared subjects, especially if they are hidden away in woodland, but I will continue to add to this series year on year.