This is a retrospective for me as I journey back through the world of my infrared black and white photography.
I was always drawn to the luminescent, ethereal quality of this film and how it rendered landscapes with an otherworldly sense of space.
Skies grew dark and foreboding while foliage glowed with a brightness and softness that made it seem so unreal. I love the contrast and graininess.
Shadows and highlights have such a rich intensity. Such a wonderful play on light! Occasionally, I would hand-color the images and have included a few of these.
Though I no longer shoot with infrared film, I still do miss those times when I would lose myself in endless hours printing in the darkroom discovering what the film and I had captured.
I hope you enjoy.
Devil's Hall Published April 19, 2011