03 Oct Featured: Kate Davies Infrared Photography
Cape Town based photographer Kate Davies has recently had a solo exhibition of her infrared photography. Using an Infrared modified Canon DSLR she has created these otherworldly landscape images. She says, “I am hoping this infrared exhibition will help to inspire people to not rely on the norm, but to use all and any options available to express themselves.”
“Infrared photography is by no stretch of the imagination a new form of photography, but for me it has drastically changed the way I look at the medium, as well as the world around me. In brief, Infrared conversion is the process whereby you remove the Infrared filter which sits in front of the camera’s sensor, thereby allowing the IR rays to hit the sensor. The second step would be to use an IR filter in front of the lens, to allow only a certain wavelength of IR rays through.”
Kate is mostly self-taught, excepting two short courses, and aims to create an emotional connection between the viewer and her images. As for her near future, she plans to continue to explore the various mediums within photography and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and what is not, using anything from film, polaroid, pinhole to modified digital.
See more of Kate’s work on her blog.