In this haunting series, photographer and writer Nathan Wirth uses infrared photography techniques to showcase the surreal black-and-white beauty of Northern California's trees, meadows and hillsides.
What's special about infrared photography is that it allows you a fascinating look inside an unseen world — literally. Human eyes are unable to sense infrared light (as well as ultraviolet light) because it lies outside of the visible light spectrum.
Although we can't see infrared with our eyes, there are ways to mimic our limited perception of this otherworldly aesthetic through the use of special infrared film, camera-equipped devices or even Photoshop.
As Wirth explains on his portfolio website, "I hope that my simple little slices of shorelines and hillsides are able to contribute to a conversation that, in silence, skirts along the edges of the absurd and insists on the possibilities of meaningfulness."
In addition to his own photography, Wirth curates and edits an online magazine called "slices of silence," where he publishes essays, interviews and other written works about photography.
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