PROVIDENCE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, JURIED EXHIBITION, Providence, RI, 2017. Jurors Peter Miller and Laurie Klein chose “Untitled #11” from the series SIGNATURES OF HEAT for inclusion in this exhibition. See the exhibition online at http://www.petermillerfineart.com/unseen-photography-beyond-the-visible-april-20-to-may-13-2017/.
Non-visible wavelength photography is magical, mysterious, dramatic, and challenging.
Images can appear dreamlike, mystical, and surreal — at once both familiar and foreign.
Masters of photography including Minor White and WeeGee found expression with the
expanded range of infrared spectrum. Simon Marsden used infrared to amplify his affinity
with the macabre and haunted. Rock bands including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Frank
Zappa, and U2 presented a new psychedelic vision with infrared images on their album
covers. More recently Richard Mosse’s photography captures the beauty and tragedy in
war and destruction. Infrared photography transports the viewer into the world of unseen
wavelengths of energy, beyond the visible.