Infrared photography certainly it has a lot of magic and teaches us to see things differently but, as the photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer says, “without inventing or adding anything, just revealing an invisible world that has a physical reality beyond human eyes“. In this case that invisible world are the most famous places in the neighboring country, from the well-known Eiffel Tower even less popular but undoubtedly beautiful places in France.
His collection, which I share on Petapixel through an article of my own, traces a complete tour of various regions of the Gallic country showing images of the most iconic places but also of “hidden gems” and, therefore, not known by the general public. That article caught our attention due to the spectacular nature of the photos, as well as the variety of places and landscapes that it shows us in an unprecedented way. Because we have seen thousands of photos of Paris, but in this way very few (perhaps none).
For this professional of infrared photography (he even teaches a workshop on the subject in Paris) this technique “not only serves to offer a pop and psychedelic atmosphere: it is also, and above all, a means to visualize how nature diffuses according to its environment, from the most urban to the most isolated from the human hand“.
“Infrared photography -keep going- It is a unique way to show and reveal the spread of nature by unifying the colors of the foliage. Rather than post-processing, this technique maintains photographic logic by filtering out the interesting part of the light and interpreting it through the sensor, as in traditional photography.“.
To make this entire collection of photos, the artist has spent the last summers traveling in France and discovering the diversity of its landscapes and its natural heritage. And although summer is normally synonymous with crowds of tourists, “for this project, summer is also synonymous with lush nature, where infrared photography works best to reveal alternative colors“.
U.S we congratulate Pierre-Louis for his photosWe thank you for letting us share them with you and we refer you to the aforementioned article where you have the complete tour that the photographer makes of France through his infrared photos.
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Photographs by Pierre-Louis Ferrer reproduced with permission of the author for this article