I was meandering through the papers the other day and came across the work of Richard Mosse in The Guardian. He uses infrared film to capture his images to pretty spectacular effect. His site showcases work he has done in the DRC, an example of which is below.
Colonel Soleil’s Boys, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010
© Richard Mosse, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery
This is the link to his site which is definately worth a visit, Richard Mosse Photography.
As for me, well I seem to have inadvertently tuned out of photography for the last few months. Of course, this has been due in no small part to the addition to our family, Emily, who was born last year. I found that the nature of the images that I have been inclined to capture has inevitably changed. I am less likely to spend time in urine soaked alleyways taking pictures of street art for example and more likely to capture my daughter covering her face with peanut butter, or jam, or both… that said, I am finding that increasingly my creative mojo is returning. Despite the site ticking over, I have been neglecting things a touch. Hopefully, sooner rather than later I’ll be adding some new galleries and posting a few images of my own here. In the meantime, in sharp contrast to shocking pink images of conflict in Congo, this is Emily Rose.