Photographer Nathan Wirth Views California Through an Infrared Lens

By: David Ingram - Sep 1, 2015
References: nlwirth & mymodernmet
These stark and haunting images of the California landscape by San Francisco-based photographer Nathan Wirth were skilfully captured on film using an infrared lens.

Part of the ongoing series 'Slices of Silence,' these ominous images were taken around the abandoned countryside of the Californian counties of Marin and Sonoma. Through the view of an infrared lens, the clouded over gray Californian sky becomes a darkened backdrop to the grassy hills and isolated trees that make up these foreboding scenes.

The striking infrared effect succeeds in putting the gnarled and solitary trees towards the center stage of these images. These once forgotten relics become the primary subject of focus to the viewer, and become almost life-like with their striking presence and otherworldly appearance.