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Gold 2021 Architecture / Buildings

Invisible Light of The City

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture / Buildings
  • Photographer
    Raffaele Canepa

The most iconic buildings and landmarks of major cities around the world shot using DIY modified cameras for Infrared Photography. Infrared light renders a surreal atmosphere where the notion of color has no meaning and luminosity is far different from what we normally perceive with our naked eye. This atmosphere is further enhanced by the total lack of human presence.

I was introduced to analogue photography as a kid by my father and with ups and downs, I've fiddled with cameras since the young age. In 1993 I moved from Genova - where I was born in 1974 - to Milano to pursue a career in the film production industry. For almost 20 years I have worked as a producer and a director; It was around 10 years ago that I stepped into professional photography as a photographer on golf courses, and on those very locations I started exploring the reign of invisible light. At present day, Infrared Photography is at the heart of my work.