“In order to capture the sense of insecurity and eeriness I felt in Tokyo in 2012, I experimented with different styles and techniques – monochrome pictures with harsh contrasts or shots with high sensitivity to bump up the graininess. One day, I discovered a modified digital camera where the filter to block IR rays had been removed and purchased it. After taking a couple of shots, I knew I had found my medium for this series. These infrared photographs show an everyday world that has changed its colour, its aesthetics reminding of early photographic prints, x-rays or psychedelic visions of the 60s. They thus capture the ambiance of Japan’s capital in a personal, artistic vision and connect to my earlier works by displaying the seemingly known and ordinary world in a different light.”

Tokyo Radiant by Philipp Zechner (3/4)

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