A new series of photos of New York City’s Central Park makes the typically lush green landscape look like something from an alternate universe.
Italian photographer Paolo Pettigiani recently moved to New York and wanted to find a new way to capture the beautiful city. While nothing really needs to be done to make Central Park more beautiful, Pettigiani’s new series of photographs, INFRARED NYC, looks at the park through an infrared lens, turning the hillsides, plants and trees a striking bright pink.
It is very different and a little alien-looking, but incredibly lovely all the same.
This visual trickery was accomplished using Kodak Aerochrome, a false-color reversal film.
“A series of infrared/aerochrome photos to show Central Park from a different perspective. The purpose is highlight the majesty and then contrast of nature included in the famous Big Apple’s skyscrapers,” according to the INFRARED NYC website.
It’s very hard to look away from these dreamy photos. One review, posted on the site, compares his transformation of Central Park to something we’d see from the highly imaginative Willy Wonka.
Pettigiani used a Canon 5D Mark III Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 Canon 35mm f/.4. Post-production was completed in Photoshop.
[Via Laughing Squid]