Infra-rouge: Photographer captures Paris using vintage infrared film
A photographer has transformed Paris into an other-worldly landscape by capturing his shots on a vintage INFRARED film.
Photographer Sean Lynch turned the City of Love a spectacular hue of pink using the unique, extremely rare method.
Infrared film captures reflected infrared waves from certain materials – the same way visible light would reflect off a car.
Due to the green pigment chlorophyll, foliage has the most notable change with the film, appearing a pink-red colour.
With digital cameras becoming increasingly popular infrared film was discontinued in 2007.
Today, prices for the film all depend on what photographers are willing to pay – usually ranging from $50 (£32) to $200 (£129) a roll.
Due to dwindling supplies Sean balances taking many shots of each location with how many new locations he hopes to photograph in future.
Sean, from New York, USA, said: “Most infrared film expired around 2007 so unless some was frozen for the past decade or stored in a salt mine people may be out of luck.
“A big challenge is also finding film which has been properly stored and not degraded from heat, humidity, and gamma radiation.
“I get people commenting on my work and assuming it is photoshopped all the time.
“But others seem to appreciate the artistic application of a film which was originally designed for military aerial photography purposes.
“And fellow photographers can appreciate the difficulty in sourcing, mastering and developing EIR film.”