This project is an exploration of infrared portraits of people with tattoos. Infrared photography is usually used to create surreal landscapes. Using infrared technology for portraits introduced a set of exciting unknowns: how will the infrared converted camera behave using artificial lights? What will people look like? What about eyes, skin, hair, clothing? Everyone is different, so you never know what will happen when you click the shutter. Why Tattoos? Some look amazing, some can disappear completely. Tattoos are a physical and voluntarily created aspect of the body that is as unpredictable under infrared as the traits that we don't have control over, and as such they were a logical and beautiful extension of the project's goal.
Natalie Byrne • Raymond Coetzee • Stuart Pearson • Natalia Riffran • Rudy de Souza • Seán Ó Domhnaill •