We may never know how closely our perceptions of the world are to one another. We see only a fraction of the type of light that suffuse our universe. For those with color blindness, colors look quite different; they may lack an understanding of what green looks like, or how it contrasts with red. Dogs and cats also see color differently than humans, with a limited spectrum.
Infrared photography allows us the opportunity to see natural colors in a new way. This shift in reality can be exciting and disconcerting at the same time. Filters are used to block portions of the light spectrum, and the end result is a view of what seems to be a fantasy world.
Photographer Przemysław Kruk specializes in infrared photography, with many surprising results. The colors are rich, unexpected or surreal, and may look like an image from a dream. Kruk lives in Poland, so the images have a regional character that is decidedly unique. His photography can be seen on his website or on Facebook.
Infrared photos are of the highest quality when the light is good; bright light and high contrast creates a successful and magical photo. Although Kruk’s photos are of landscapes with grass and trees, no shades of green can be seen. The images have a mysterious, ethereal quality that captivates the viewer and stimulates the imagination.