Our eyes see only a small part of the world around us and the visible spectrum represents only a fraction of the radiant energy that reaches us -- the rest is invisible, that is, "invisible light''.

My photographs reveal the world as seen in infrared light. They are shot entirely outside the visible spectrum (in the near-infrared, typically with an 830 nanometer filter). Except for some contrast adjustment, the photos are unmodified -- they show what the camera can see, but our eyes cannot. They reveal a beautiful world, with objects and scenes very recognizable, but seen, quite literally, in a different light.

In my photographs I have attempted to capture the unique quality of light in the infrared. Skies are dark, vegetation wonderfully bright, and shadows are deep and crisp. Many of the challenges of infrared photography are similar to black-and-white photography in the visible range, but they take on interesting new dimensions when shooting in the infrared.

If you are interested in exploring further, you might look at a 2008 post discussing some of my early explorations into the realm of infrared photography.

  Tom Prince