Monday, 28 November 2011

photo | RICHARD MOSSE 'INFRA'







via trendland.net

These pictures are made by Richard Mosse, and are part of the 'INFRA' series. When I saw these pictures for the first time, I was immediately drawn to the pretty colours and the beautiful landscapes! When you look a bit closer, these photos picture a country in war, which gives a new, and more serious dimension..

'For centuries, the Congo has compelled and defied the Western imagination. Richard Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued military surveillance technology, a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. Originally developed for camouflage detection, this aerial reconnaissance film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink.

On his journeys in eastern Congo, Mosse photographed rebel groups of constantly switching allegiances, fighting nomadically in a jungle war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres, and systematic sexual violence. These tragic narratives urgently need telling but cannot be easily described'


More information at www.richardmosse.com & www.jackshainman.com

4 comments:

  1. OK. Wait. This is just insane. The 3rd picture I saw on some foreign art magazine in Taiwan a year ago on holiday. I've dreamt about it last night. And now I see it here. What the FUCK does this mean?!
    Anyway, I think it's great you post this on your blog. I think blogs should not be only about fashion and the newest items and ofcourse it's fun but it shouldn't be the only thing around. More frustrating is how great blogs like yours don't get as much media attention as some fashionblogs pur sang which - in my opinion - are just catwalkslaves. I just really, really like your blog.

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  2. girl! what a wonderful blog. i love the style of it. beautiful!

    xxx
    http://blondfreckledgirl.blogspot.com/

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  3. these photos are absolutely stunning, and so is your blog. i love it more and more by the post.

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