Infrared Exploration

Long story short, I came across some old ancient infrared flash bulbs and a 15-years-expired (but refrigerated) roll of very low ISO infrared film. So, after doing a little bit of research and some sloppy math, I experimented.

I wanted to see if with the film and bulbs I could see bruises or veins near the skin on a persons body. So, with the help of Paige and her injured foot and Sarah and her injured knee, these are what resulted:

(click to view larger on flickr)
Blood Flowing Within A Severed Foot

Subtle Signs Of Life

It's subtle, but it works.

Mamiya C220
Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 TLR lens
Konica Infrared 750nm ISO12 120 film (expired in 1993)
General Electric Photoflash Blackout flash bulbs (on the first)
Vivitar 285HV with deep red gel - 4 pops (on the second)

1 comment:

Jonathan E. Andrews said...

That is crazy. These are very well composed images. I like the subtlety of the light also. That's neat what that film can capture. It's also neat that your experimenting with somewhat unusual films and techniques.