Empty, and yet Full

Yes, a photograph of an empty room.  Today’s original post was going to be just that – this empty room – the walls, a few colorful images to reveal contrast, the benches, the lights…

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…but then these several “colorful” photographs which were exhibited at the Weatherspoon Museum last year, reminded me once again of the effect they had on me at that time, hence, a mind full

Photographer Richard Mosse published his book “Infra” in early 2012.  It vividly brings to life both stunning and disturbing images from the rebel conflict in the Congo.  Mosse used a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome (the military used it for reconnaissance) which registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and pink.  “The results offer a fevered inflation of traditional reportage, underlining the growing tension between art, fiction, and photojournalism.”

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