November 16, 2011
trying to pull my jaw up off the floor after seeing these gorgeous shots from photographer richard mosse's project infra. taken in north kivu in the eastern congo, mosse's photos achieve their surprising pink hue with a type of obsolete film called aerochrome that reveals a spectrum of light not visible to the human eye. the bright, saturated colors are an interesting juxtaposition to the tense political situations otherwise represented in the photos. to quote a recent article by whitney johnson in the new yorker, "he aims to shock the viewer with this surprising bubblegum palette, and provoke questions about how we tend to see, and don't see, this conflict." richard, you've got my attention. see more of his amazing work here.