Saturday, 26 May 2018


as you may never have seen them before,

 through the infrared lens of Marcus Wendt

who recently traveled to the island of Lanzarote to shoot a series of macro images of the region’s native plants, His project, Suprachromacy transforms cacti and other light-absorbing species into vibrant, multi-hued beings through infrared photography, 

 needles and spines of one species glow bright blue, while others are illuminated in deep orange tones,

 the project was inspired by Isaac Newton’s quote, “For the Rays, to speak properly, are not colored. In them, there is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that color.” its intention is to spark inquiry about a color’s origin, is color an inherent part of the object? Or is it an individualized sensation?

 “For us, these alien color spectra spark ideas about how we see color, how much depth is locked up in the color green, and whether color is a property or a sensation,” says Wendt, “And also what plants might look like on planets under a different colored sun.”

Marcus is the creative director at the London-based studio Field, and You can see other technology and photo-based projects by Field on Instagram, as an aside I have a small infrared blog page, 

 and these are some of the pictures from it,

 nowhere near as professional,

 as the ones that the post is about,

 but for myself great fun taking them,

and then playing around with them in Photoshop, I must admit I have not played with the page for some time, I just always seem to be doing something else, my page is here.

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