During his three-week journey, infrared photographer Paolo Pettigiani turned France into a charming cotton candy metropolis. This photographer gave us a never-before-seen view of France, from the Palace of Versailles to Normandy. His continuing “Infraland project,” which he started in 2014, includes his current work. In Paolo’s words, to refresh the viewers’ conception of the world, it “transforms everyday settings into bizarre landscapes unfettered by human perception.”
When the photographer was ten years old, he first began capturing images for amusement while on a family vacation in Argentina. Since then, he has developed a liking for photography and eventually decided to pursue it professionally while in college. During his studies in “Design and Visual Communication” at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Paolo said in an interview with DeMilked, “I felt the need to visually combine photography and graphic design into a unique image to express my vision of the world with a specific focus on colors, shapes, and nature with an aesthetically pleasing image.”
See some of his fantastic creations in the gallery below.
The artist went on to explain, “During my bachelor’s degree in 2014, I started to explore the topic of seeing the unseen, motivated by a desire to explore familiar places, expanding the limits of perception through a graphic and visual exploration of the territory.
With the help of infrared photography, which combines creativity and science to capture electromagnetic radiation of light with wavelengths that are invisible to the human eye, I discovered my signature aesthetic.
The photographer explained his artistic method by saying, “These photographs, captured with a modified full spectrum infrared camera, represent a confluence of science and imagination to catch light waves that are invisible to the human eye. The pieces serve as an encouragement to further investigate our surroundings with renewed vigor with the intention of illuminating modern processes of natural perception and the relationship between the photography medium and the stylization of landscape.
The Guardian, The Washington Post, Wired, and Vogue, among other publications, have all featured the Infraland series. It has also been displayed in international exhibitions in New York, Paris, and Milan.