:: Infrared New Zealand, Kasia Sykus ::

In an age where wanderlust is rampant and scenic landscape images are a trend, Kasia Sykus’ portrayal of New Zealand (yes good ol’ NZ!)is something to stop dead in your tracks for.

Titled Infrared New Zealand, her latest photography project uses color infrared film, a special discontinued film that renders colors unlike normal film to produce surreal imagery.

“Infrared New Zealand turns a country’s landscape that is already magical in day-to-day life into a wanderlust, cotton candy land, appearing whimsical and foreign.”

Suddenly, what I thought I knew transforms into something else, and in this Wonderland I find myself learning more about the reality underneath. Noticing details and contrasts. Grasping depth and form. I suspect that these experimental photographs reveal something of our relationship with the land around us, and in that sense they are perhaps truer than a true-to-life.

Deeper meanings aside, this series is nothing short of stunning, and I am visually addicted.

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kasia sykus film photography

kasia sykus film photography

kasia sykus film photography

[Images © Kasia Sykus]