Breath-taking Series of Infrared Photos by Paolo Pettigiani

Paolo Pettigiany is a 23-year-old photographer from Torino, Italy. He found his passion for photography in his very childhood. Since that time, Paolo has never let go the camera. “At the age of 5 I saw for the first time a darkroom and it was like a call to which I felt I had to respond. At 10 however, during all trips with my parents, I always had the analog camera in hand ready to capture those moments forever.”, tells Paolo Pettigiani.

Paolo’s latest work is a series of outstanding infrared photos taken on a snowy day in his hometown. Minimalist composition along with bizarre palette of colors, obtained by using an infrared filter, creates a magical atmosphere, which draws you in straight away. Apparently, Paolo’s latest photos are among my most favourite in infrared photography. I’ve seen hundreds of them though.

For those who aren’t familiar with infrared photography, the author explains the making of, “In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengthsused for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Film is usually sensitive to visible light too, so an infrared-passing filter is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum (the filter thus looks black or deep red).”