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Infrared Green Tea Fields

Photo taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in Korea, but photography is his passion.

About this photo: “This was shot on one of the rarest films in the world, Kodak Aerochrome color infrared. Color infrared film has a very unique look that cannot be duplicated digitally. There are digital imitations, but I find them aesthetically lacking to the real stuff. So, to me, color infrared photography in its true essence is a dying art. In fact, it’s nearly extinct. From what I understand, there are fewer than 700 rolls in existence. I love this film for its psychedelic nature. It looks completely otherworldly. The clash of bubble gum pink and cobalt blue has such a cheery look. I only wish it were more widely available so more folks could experience it.”


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6 comments on “Infrared Green Tea Fields

  1. mmarianorthcutt
    April 22, 2013

    Wow!!! That’s very cool! Amazing picture.


  2. dweinberg415
    April 22, 2013

    Wow. I tried and tried to make infrared film work and finally gave up. This photo looks cool.


  3. sophiejsouthgate
    April 22, 2013

    I have never seen images from infrared film before, this photo is outstanding!


  4. Anna
    April 22, 2013

    Love it!! Yes very other worldly without looking digitally manipulated.


  5. autisticaplanet
    April 22, 2013

    I like the ring effect.


  6. pazapaula
    April 24, 2013



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