Infra by Richard Mosse – Conflict and landscape through Aerochrome film

November 22, 2011

Photographer Richard Mosse interprets his impressions of a disoriented and twisted conflict situation in the Congo through the use of a discontinued military surveillance technology, Kodak Aerochrome. This type of infrared film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the natural vegetation in the landscape a vivid lavender and pink hue.
[Read more at Jack Shainman Gallery]

This technique used by the military to detect camouflage in aerial photographs gives a new take on landscape. stripping away the calm beauty of green hues and replacing them with psychedelic pink hues, bringing the landscape from the background into focus.

[Nowhere To Run, South Kivu, Eastern Congo (2010) by Richard Mosse]

[Men Of Good Fortune, North Kivu, Eastern Congo (2011) by Richard Mosse]

[House Of Cards V, North Kivu, Eastern Congo (2011) by Richard Mosse]

[The Blue Mask, Lake Kivu, Eastern Congo (2011) by Richard Mosse]

[Taking Tiger Mountain, North Kivu, Eastern Congo (2011) by Richard Mosse]