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Photoessay : Infrared Street Photography by Steven Sappore

Steven Saphore is an photographer from the Fiji Islands with a passion for infrared photography.

Earlier this year, he and Australian musician Kuya Howler embarked on an ethereal exploration of Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island (known as ‘Minjerribah’ to it’s original inhabitants) with a focus on the eradicated Quandamooka Aboriginal culture through infrared photography and music. Steven, the photographer behind the shots, used a Canon 550D/T2i he modified himself with a 11-16 f/2.8 lens to capture the vivid expression of his musician friend Kuya Howler, as depicted in the shots below.

Kuya-Howler-Walking-Through-Myora-Springs-960

Acting as a viewing portal to a transcendent plane of reality, infrared photography vividly illustrates the ancient Aboriginal notion of spiritual energy and Dream-time lore in the form of deeply detailed skies and glowing white trees. In conjunction with Kuya’s impeccable ‘sense of place’  expressed through his music, we aim to conjure the atmosphere, feelings and purpose of the original custodians of this small island that was once called ‘Minjerribah’.

Kuya-Howler-Footprints-In-The-Sand-960

Steven Saphore and fellow hacker Nilesh Pawar are also the minds behind the World in Infrared project, a resource dedicated to the growing number of street photography and photojournalism photos shot using infrared techniques.

“Visible light is the name we’ve given to the mere 0.0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum we are able to perceive with our eyes. It encompasses every shade of every sunset, sunrise and season you could possibly see. Using a specially modified DSLR that is able to capture light in the infrared spectrum, we are offered a glimpse into a surreal version of reality that exists beyond the limits of human vision.”

Here’s the rest of the pictures from the set :

Kuya-Howler-Drinking-Brown-Lake-960

Kuya-Howler-Blue-Lake-Dil-Se-Re-960


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Photo Essay : New York Flashbulb Street Photography

New York City
Bike at night

Some may call it agressive, in the face, street photography, but when you’re in a city that is equally aggressive in using its lights to shine its nightscape, I think “flashbulb street photography” is well suited for the nightscapes of NYC. Obviously, a flash and slow shutter speed are necessary to achieve that look, but a detailed article on how to achieve this effect is coming soon (in fact, it is already scheduled for posting). Keep tuned to Photograph IO via Facebook and Twitter for the latest details! 

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Photo Essay : The Underground Metro of Montreal

Montreal Metro
Look in front of you

To my American and global readers : maybe some of you know Montreal for its European flair untypical for a North American city; maybe some of you know Montreal because of the Expo 67, or the Olympics, or even for its poutine (French fries with gravy sauce and cheese), for those of you who have tried it. But behind a seemingly ordinary (or not-so-ordinary) French city in Canada lies one of North America’s most technologically advanced subway systems, the Métro de Montreal (Montreal Metro). No, this isn’t the New York Subway.