Last year, I shot several rolls of Kodak Aerochrome color infrared film. At first, I tried to limit my risk of failure since the film was, and continues to be so rare and valuable. So I shot things that were relatively easy to control – landscapes, portraits, and statues. ( You can see more photos in these styles by clicking the Infrared Photography icon in the menu on my home page. ) Yet, on my last roll I wanted to gamble a bit so I decided to try my hand at shooting discrete street color infrared photos. I hadn’t seen anyone do this before ( probably for the same reasons I hadn’t done it prior except for this one time ). Well, no risk – no reward, right?
I’m not exactly stoked on how the photos came out. I think some of them are pretty decent, but I’ll probably have to try this again. Next time, I’ll try shooting color infrared photos on the street with my Rolleiflex. Since it’s a twin lens reflex, it’s a bit more subtle than the big chunky Holga which tends to draw a lot of attention.
These four photos were shot in South Korea with a Holga on the gut wrenchingly rare, ever so enchanting Kodak Aerochrome color infrared film, E6 processed and Tiffen yellow #12 filtered. © Patrick Bresnahan