Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, a Ghost Town in 5 Color IR Film Photos

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The thing that fascinates me most about infrared film is that it’s able to capture what we cannot see with the human eyes – infrared light. The human eye is only able to view light in the visible spectrum ( Think Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album artwork ). Being able to discover and view an entirely different world through analog photography is absolutely amazing. It gets me all giddy just thinking about it. I’m reminded that the images displayed here have never quite been seen before. In fact, the world as we know it doesn’t exist as thus. Everybody knows this is nowhere. This light is invisible to us, and therefore I desired to capture the invisible at a ghost town and its surrounding area. Here we have Arthurs, located near the tiny town of Fairplay, Colorado. The town of Arthurs was founded back in 1874, had a railroad running through it, and serviced the logging and mining industry. At some point in time it was abandoned, and now just a few buildings remain. Perhaps some ghosts reside there too, but they don’t seem to be hiding out in the infrared light spectrum. Infrared film is good at capturing what we cannot see, but perhaps ghosts are too well hidden : ) Well, below the break I’m going to leave you all with the Neil Young song that inspired the title of this post. Enjoy these five color infrared film photos, and have a fantastic weekend! The shots here were captured on the mesmerizing Kodak Aerochrome color infrared film ( expired in 2011 ) with a Rolleiflex Automat A, Tiffen Yellow #12 filtered, and processed as slides in E6 chemistry. © Patrick Bresnahan

Neil Young – Everybody Knows this is Nowhere

4 thoughts on “Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, a Ghost Town in 5 Color IR Film Photos

  1. Pingback: Bold Buddha Revisited, Color Infrared, Musings on Punctum | pj brez photography

  2. It is so great to see someone still shooting color infrared film! You’ve got some great work going, and I am excited to see more. I still have a freezer full of aerochrome and eir that are waiting for the right project.

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