Spring is drawing near to the Korean peninsula, and with it I look forward to shooting more color infrared film. I’ve stocked up on about 7 rolls or so. This is quite a bit actually, considering there are fewer than 700 rolls of this kind of film existing in the world.
I feel very honored in a way that I’m likely to be among the last people using such a rare film, although I’m saddened to see it go. Sure, there’s always digital manipulation – but it’s simply not the same. Color infrared photography is truly a dying art, although I wish it weren’t. Who knows? Perhaps Kodak will continue making it in the future, but I doubt it.
Taken with a Holga and a Tiffen Yellow #12 filter on the gut wrenchingly rare, yet ever so delightful, Kodak Aerochrome color infrared film. © Patrick Bresnahan