Between the hideous weather and numerous camera problems, I feel like I haven't taken a decent shot in months.
That could be one of the reasons why I have been spending so much time dreaming in the glorious DARQROOM This site is crammed full of amazing shots taken by amazingly talented photographers.
I was totally blown away by these beautiful infrared photos by David Keochkerian Based in France and working with a Nikn D700 he describes himself as an 'Amateur Photographer', which surely must be the understatement of the year...
In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. producing dreamlike almost otherworldly effects. Just looking at these shots makes me feel calmer...
Infrared photography became popular with a number of 1960s recording artists, because of the unusual results; Jimi Hendrix, Donovan, Frank Zappa and the Grateful Dead all issued albums with infrared cover photos. The unexpected colors and effects that infrared film produced fitted well with the psychedelic aesthetic of the late 1960s.
In recent years it fell out of favour, with many people finding it too gimmicky. But with the advent of digital infrared photography, as a part of full spectrum photography, the technique is gaining popularity once again and is even being sold as fine art photographs in a variety of galleries worldwide.
Now if you will excuse me, I'm off to spend some quality time in the darkness of the DARQROOM