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Spring Is A Majestic Wonderland In These Infrared Photos Of NYC

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Gerald Hurtado
May 23, 2016 14:43
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When spring finally, well, springs, its brilliance can feel unreal.

To capture the surreality of springtime in New York City, 24-year-old photographer Paolo Pettigiani photoshopped images he snapped of Central Park to give them an infrared-filtered appearance.

He describes the inspiration of the project on his personal site: The purpose is highlight the majesty and the contrast of nature included in the famous Big Apple s skyscrapers.

Of note are Richard Mosse s infrared snaps of the Congo, which juxtapose the violent weaponry wielded by its subjects with the playfulness of neon pinks and brilliant blues.

The effect is especially powerful when you add to it the consideration that infrared is a type of light on a wavelength that s not visible to the human eye.

So, the message communicated by the image s vibrant rosiness and clear cerulean hues could be that the subject is beyond comprehension by the viewer; it s too picturesque.

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